felted santa

Felted Wool Santa

Last weekend I attended a class at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Midway and I learned how to make a Felted Wool Santa!

Look at how cute it is! I think this Felted Wool Santa has a fun vintage look to him!felted santaThe class was really fun.  I have never done this technique before and it was easy to learn, very relaxing, and you could let your creative juices flow! 

The star was already sewn for us, so we could get right to work on the roving part. 

First we made a circle for the face.  You do that by taking a felting needle and poking the wool into the star.  There is no sewing in this technique…only poking with a needle!  It is so easy and very fun!

Next, we made the nose and cheeks, then the eyes.   You then blush on the face and cheeks.  Add the mustache, mouth and beard. 

To finish your Felted Wool Santa, you can “dress” him any way that you like!felted-santasDon’t you love the Santa’s on the bottom left, they are dressed in felted wool sweaters that have been recycled!

The nativity set on the bottom right is adorable too…Maybe next year!Felted Santa classThe instructor for this class was Nancy Jones.  

She was fantastic and has been doing wool felting for many years.  There were several techniques that she taught as well a suggestions as to where to find good wool.felted santaI also did a smaller Felted Wool Santa head for the Christmas tree!  

I love the cute faces with their chubby cheeks and pink noses!Santa treeBoth of these Felted Wool Santa’s went on my Santa tree!  I love how fun they are and how much personality each one of them have!  Can you spot them?

Thanks for Visiting today!  Hope your Holidays are the Happiest!

6 thoughts on “Felted Wool Santa

    1. Norma, I do not have a pattern for this, because the star was already made when I went to take the class. And I really don’t know how to teach felting over the internet, because this is the first time I have ever done it. Sorry. Maybe you could find a class near you that teaching felting…it really is a fun hobby!

  1. Color me green, I wish I had gone to the class with you.

    Funny that felting is your topic. Just last night I found a blog about felting. Give a look, I think you’ll love this little guy.

    Felted mouse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkQSwUg5J5A

    kit supply
    http://www.sarafinafiberart.com/category-s/115.htm

    I thought the mice would make darlin’ Christmas gifts, but I’m a hands on/show me kind of learner.

    I’m in no way connected with the above, so if you need to delete that part of the comment………..

    1. Bev, Thank you for that link! The mice are a little too real looking for me though! I prefer whimsical mice to real looking ones! :) But there is some fun information in those links. I think I am going to have to find a few more felting projects after Christmas! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for all of your kind comments and sweet support!

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