Welcome to Felt Alive's Magical World of Needle Felting!
...where wondrous fluffs of wool transform into whimsical characters with heart and soul.
If you are looking for needle felting resources, supplies and inspiration, here you will find hours and hours of Felt Alive Video Tutorials (watch for free!) and our special Felt Alive Felting Needles color-coded to accompany all the videos. You'll also find Wool and resources along with tips and tricks that I use every day to bring my Felt Alive dolls to life.
I hope you find my site informative and inspiring and that you discover what it means to Felt Alive.
Thanks for visiting!
Your Friend in Needle Felting, Kay Petal
Needle Felting is such a crazy, cool craft!
Nearly anything that one can imagine can be created with the relaxing, repeated jabbing of specialized barbed felting needles into wool or other fiber. As you poke along, you will see and feel the fiber transforming into felt. You will get into the rhythm of the needle piercing into the wool as your ideas magically come to life and you will be hooked on this curious and and magical craft forever.
While commercial needle felting has been used in the non-woven fabric industry since the early 1900s, needle felting by hand was innovated in the 1980s by a collaboration of several fiber artists in the US and abroad. Borrowing a single felting needle from an industrial needle felting loom (a machine that punches thousands of needles simultaneously into varying types of natural and synthetic fibers to produce non-woven fabric, felt, filter material, carpet pads, etc.) it was found that fiber could be sculpted into three dimensional forms by shaping the fiber and felting it with the repeated stabs of just this single felting needle. This lead to the discovery of an amazing fun and new hand-crafting medium that can be either 3-dimensional, 2-dimensional or somewhere in between.
Find Your Creative Joy
with Felt Alive Needle Felting Videos and Supplies.
Felt Alive Color-Coded Felting Needles
comfortable, cushioned grips for hours of fun needle felting
in single point, double point and quad point!
Felting Needles for ALL of your Needle Felting Needs!
Color-Coded with Comfortable, Cushioned Grips. In singles, doubles and quads.
Felt Alive Needle Felting Wool
Carded wool batting that is easy to handle and felts FAST!
Kettle-Dyed by hand for unique colors
Wool batting that works great for sculptural needle felting!
Bring your ideas to life with wool from Felt Alive.
Learn Needle Felting with Felt Alive!
As much as I love creating my zany characters, I love teaching this fun craft and sharing the joy it brings in any way I can. You can learn exactly how I go about creating my Felt Alive needle felted creations by following along in any of my video tutorials. My videos are filmed in real-time (no high-speed sequences) with many close-ups so you won't be left guessing!
Felt Alive Videos with Kay Petal
Learn the magic of needle felting!
Felt Alive Studio Classes
Weekly felting workshops in my home studio in Southern Oregon
Hands On Fun at Felt Alive!
Felting Classes - Needle Felting - Wet Felting - Nuno Felting
Felt Alive Photo Galleries
For inspiration and fun, make sure to check out the pics!
Needle Felting Resources
Tips, tricks and other useful information to help you get started!
“I’ve tried a variety of Felt Alive wool colors and have to say that it is by far the easiest to use of all the wools I’ve tried. Nice variety of colors too! I couldn’t be more pleased.”
“This core batting is great! Felts quickly. You don’t need much to make your core pieces. I will be buying more of this.”
Core Wool Batting Review
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