It’s almost “Nomecoming” at the Nome Schoolhouse and Ewe-niversity, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Fiber Festival! Now’s the perfect time to start your fall felting projects to show off… and celebrate your school spirit!
Do you need some ideas? I’m sharing my favorite creatures to needle-felt. I couldn’t possibly choose just one (or even a few!) but I tried my best. Here goes!
The best thing about felting a mythical creature is that it can look however you want! It doesn’t exist in reality, so you can let your imagination run wild.
I adore creating little dragon friends. They’re fun, cute, and a quick project.
Dragons are good luck in many cultures, so I’ve got quite a few good luck charms now! You can make dragons in different colors, as boys or girls, and even give them some accessories.
My favorite character from my Beginner Kits is the snowman. I love that you can create so much personality with his smile! He’s the perfect wintertime decoration, plus he’s super easy and quick to make.
So, you can make a whole snow family, each with their own unique style! Make snowmen, snowwomen, snowchildren, and so on. You can felt or knit cute accessories for them to wear, give them different noses and smiles… the possibilities are endless. Best of all, they never melt!
You can get my snowman felting kit in the Bear Creek Felting Shop. It comes with Romney wool, which is mostly what I use for my sculptures. However, you may wish to try Merino wool for your snowman’s soft scarf or hat! Here’s the difference between these types of wool.
Winter will be here before we know it (wow!) so why not add a Snowman to your fall felting lineup? And don’t forget pumpkins, penguins, and turkeys (oh my!) Here are some other ideas suitable for beginner-level felters.
Don’t forget, our Fiber Festival is happening September 24-25 at Nome Schoolhouse. We’d love to see you there. Bring your needle-felted creations so we can admire them! If you can only attend our Nomecoming in spirit, feel free to tag me on Instagram at @prairieshepherd.