Needle Felting Animal Creation

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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
3 hours
16 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Juanamatú (Katerin J Gómez)

Imagine taking your memories and turning them into personalized figures. Through the needle felting technique, Katerin Gómez reimagines pets, loved ones, favorite characters, or her own designs in her creative toy store, Juanamatú. Get yourself wrapped up in the world of felt by discovering how to sculpt in a simple way and obtain results in a short time by starting with a wire skeleton.

In this course, learn how to create realistic and flexible figures step by step using the needle felting technique, from the initial creative process to best tips on keeping your works in great condition. Learn all the necessary materials, essential tools, and different ways to personalize your toys. In short, enter the infinite world of possibilities offered by felt with the help of a true toy artist.


Create unique felt figures using a wire skeleton to give them a sense of movement

In the first lesson of the course, Katerin tells you about her professional career, her influences, and how, through crafts, she feels that she solves problems on a small scale.

The first step to creating your doll is to establish an action plan and to define each step of the process. To do this, make a morphological analysis of the animal and study its proportions in depth. Then, get to know the different types of wools and felting methods, before going deeper into the technique you will use for your final project.

From there, it’s time to get to work. The manufacturing process is carried out from the inside out, beginning with the wire skeleton that defines its structure, continuing with the extremities and the body and, finally, the most identifying features like the face, ears, and tail.

To finish the course, learn the small details that make a huge difference. Discover how a garment can add an extra touch of personality to your doll, tips for taking care of the wool, and other possibilities that felt can offer beyond needle felting. By the end of the course, you will know how to create a realistic and flexible doll from scratch, as well as the basic notions of this versatile material.

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