We have not created a new needle felting project in a while, so we decided it was time to get back to this wonderful crafting technique! In the past we received a project suggestion for felted farm animals, so we are starting that series off with these adorable wool felted sheep. Grab your roving wool and let’s get crafting!
These felted sheep have a foam egg base, which makes them much easier to craft than if it were all roving wool. Our foam eggs were about 2.5 – 3 inches long, but you can make the sheep whatever size that you would like. To make this project you will need roving wool (white and a bit of black), a felting needle, pipe cleaners and some black embroidery floss or yarn. It is also helpful to use a needle felting pad for this process (see Shop this Project!). Start the project by playing around with your foam egg to form the shape of the sheep body. Wrap white roving wool around the foam egg and attach it using the felting needle. Next, form the head and ears. Use the pipe cleaners as a foundation for your legs and then attach each piece to the body with hot glue.
Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below while you craft. To form the faces of the felted sheep use a bit of black roving felt for the eyes. You can also use embroidery floss or yarn for this. After the eyes are finished, create a little mouth with the same material. Once this step is complete, your lamb is finished! If you want to make a full, fluffy sheep, continue on with the photo tutorial. And check out all of our needle felting projects for more inspiration! If you feel like making a fence for your felted sheep like we have, simply use hot glue and wooden dowels.
What other needle felted farm animals would you like to see? Always feel free to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org with your project suggestions. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily photos of our newest projects, and head to our membership page to start crafting with us. I would love to see your creations so please share your project photos using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia or email them in to us! See you soon ~ Lia