Jane Rodgers needle felted these delightful teddies in 2005, after attending a course to learn the skill. These charming figures each have their own personality!
Wool fibres felt readily with felting needles but we were surprised when she showed us the teddy created solely from Italian Silk Waste (pictured top). A felting needle is very sharp, with tiny notches cut near the tip of the shaft. They are cut at an upward angle, so that fibres catch in the notches, and carry into the mass. When the needle is retracted, the fibres stay in place. View Felt Making Using Felting Needles to learn more about how to needle felt.