STEP 1. PREPARE TOOLS
If you’re interested in needle felting but afraid to try, I always recommend starting with cookie cutter felting technique. Cookie cutter can help beginners to solve the most difficult problems – shaping the wool correctly, in a very short time.
Once we create a basic shape, we can easily add embellishment to create many fascinating felted goodies. Here we will use a cat cookie cutter as an example and demonstrate how to make a variety of wool felted kitties.
To get started, we recommend our Felting Kit that include everything a beginner might need.
STEP 2. BEGIN FELTING
Put some wool into the kitty cookie cutter, and repeatedly poke with a needle up and down to start felting. I want to make the kitty has some volume and curve, so I add more wool to the body area to make the body thicker, and keep the head and tail area thinner.
While repeatedly poking the wool, remember to flip side and poke evenly on both side to prevent wool ticking to the mat.