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How to make needle felted wool ball with short fiber wool?

by Sue Feltify on June 30, 2015

In last lesson of < Needle Felting: From Beginner to Master >, we shared the tutorial that how to make a needle felted ball with long fiber wool. Do you still remember how long you taken to finish your first needle felted ball? Well, if I tell you it'll take half time with short fiber wool, do you want to have a try? It'll be much earier to finish a needle felted ball because of the short fiber wool's feature.

Cut to the chase, let's get it start.

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Additonal Lesson : How to make needle felted wool balls?

Tools: Felting needle(Star Needle), felting sponge/ foam block, Cots
Materials: Short Fiber Wool Roving (Buy Kit)
Difficuity:
Time: 10m - 15m
Required: Needle Felting Basics of Beginners
Note:

1.Roll the wool roving tightly before poke, that makes it easy to felt.

2.Roll a few times after you poke the ball for a while(45s-60s) to reform the shape and felt the surface.

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Instructions

Step 1.Get a piece of wool and start rolling it at one end, pls roll it tightly.
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FAQ:

1. A piece? How much wool roving I should use?

Check Needle Felting Basics of Beginners

2. How to split the wool roving?

Check Needle Felting Basics of Beginners

Notes:

Do you remember tying knot in Lesson 1? Yes, rolling is second way to get ready for poking wool felted ball.

Pls roll it tightly, that makes it easy to felt.

Step 2. Stab the rolled edge with your needle few times, just to keep it in place.
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Step 3.Keep repeating this process: rolling & poking. It takes 10-15 minutes for your first time.
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Notes:

Pls roll a few times after you poke it for a while(45s-60s) to reform the shape and felt the surface.

Step 4.Voila!
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Advanced Questions:

How to make the surface smooth and slick?

Pls look forword to our advanced tutorial: how to make your needle felted crafts smooth?

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Class is over, thank you!

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