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How to make needle felted wool ball with spots and hearts?

by Sue Feltify on August 03, 2015
needle felt tutorials for beginners --How to make needle felted wool ball with spots and hearts

From now on, we'll make some interesting changes and add some embellishments on the needle felted wool ball at the base of last 2 lessons . You'll find even such a simple shape: ball, you can also create a lot of useful, beautiful wool felted ornaments and accessories, like necklace, bracelet, phone charm, baby mobile etc. Today, we'll introduce how to add cute and lovely embellishment on wool felted balls.

Unit1

There are 7 lessons in Unit 1, here they are

  • Lesson 1: Monocolour Ball
  • Lesson 2:Spotted Ball & Ball with heart pattern
  • Lesson 3:Bracelet, Acorn, Phone Charm
  • Lesson 4:Bunny
  • Lesson 5:Octopus
  • Lesson 6:Heart
  • Lesson 7:Easter Egg

Update

 

Tools: Fine Felt Needle, felting sponge/ foam block, thumb protector, Erasable pen
Materials:  Needle felted Balls or Felted Balls or Short Fiber Wool Roving
Difficuity:
Time: 5m - 10m
Required:

Needle Felting Basics of Beginners

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

Note:

1.Poke gently and shallowly with fine felt needles

2.We can make it right, even it's not perfect at the beginning.

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Video Heart, Spots, Strap

Instructions

Spotted Ball

Step 1.Take a trace of felt wool, and roll it into a tiny ball with your fingers. ( The spot's size depends on the ball)
How to make needle felted wool ball with spots and hearts?
Note:

It’s easy to take more wool than you thought at the first time, and get a bigger ball after rolled.

Step 2.Poke the tiny ball with fine felt needle, and keep it on the needle felted ball in any place you want (From the center of the tiny ball)
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Step 3.Gently and shallowly to poke it into the wool felted ball, it'll take 20s -30s to finish a spot.
Note:

Poke it until there is no bulge on the surface
Poke it gently and shallowly.

Step 4.Add some other spots you want on the ball, then you'll get a needle felted ball with spots:)
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Needle Felted Ball with heart embellishment

Step 1.Draw a heart shape on the surface of the ball with erasable pen.
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Note:

Make sure your pen's color is different from the ball.

Step 2.Refer to the heart you drawed, take a piece wool, and form it into a shape of half heart
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Step 3.Poke a few times the wool along with the edge of the half heart, to keep it in place, then do the same thing to the inner edge.
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Note:

Remember, poke it gently and shallowly.

Step 4.Repeat the step 3, add the other half on the ball. Voila!
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FAQ

Q:I can't make a beautiful heart embellishment, I need help!

A:Don't worry, It's not easy to make it perfect at the first time. And you still have chance to make it right. Poking gently and shallowly makes it possible to fix the imperfect heart embellishment.
Check the diagram below.

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We usually poke straight up and down, but this time it should be poked with an angle. For the imperfect edge, adjust it from both of the side.
Note: Don’t poke too hard, or it’ll not easy to fixed.
After carefully adjust, you’ve got a perfect heart you want :)

Assignment:

Finish a spotted ball, a heart embellishment ball, and another embellishment you want.

Rewards:

If you complete our assignment, you can sent the pics of your balls to us, or post it on Instagram and @ifeltify or to Facebook @feltify. You'll get reward points.

A spotted ball: 30 points
A ball with heart: 70 points
A ball with other embellishment: 50 points
3 balls with other embellishments: 100 points

What the points for?

1.Purchase needle felting supplies and kit at a great discount.
2.Try our new advanced needle felting wool tutorials and kit for free.
3.Privilege of purchasing our limited items.
4.Enjoy permanent privilege of free shipping (Orders equal or above $49.00).

Expand Reading:

Let's see how to decorate felt balls with embroidery.

Next Lesson:

In the next lesson you’ll learn how to make acorn, bracelet and necklace with needle felted balls, and some tips about how to use components to ornament your needle felted crafts creatively.

Class is over, thank you!

Have any questions or advice we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments.

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