Needle Felted Strawberry Tutorial

Learn how to needle felt a life size strawberry!

You will need:

2g of Poppy Red NZ batts
Pinch Light Yellow NZ batts
Pinch of Pea Green NZ batts
Medium #38 felting needle
Fine #40 felting needle
Felting mat

Take the 2g of Poppy Red and roll the wool into an oblong shape, tucking in the fibres as you go. Felt the wispy ends down with your needle so you can let go of the shape.
Work on the shape with your medium
needle making one end pointy and
keeping the other broad. Strawberries
come in all kind of shapes so you
cannot go wrong if it looks rounder.
Next, take a wisp of Pea Green or Light Yellow to colour in the tip of the strawberry.
To do this spread the wool really thin
over the pointy end and felt down likea dusting. Next mix the Light Yellow with a little of the Pea Green wool to make a yellow-green.
Roll little spots between your fingers
and start felting them onto the
strawberry with your fine needle. The spots become bigger towards the broader end.
Use the same yellow-green mix and
felt 3 same size flat strands about 2-
3cm long. Use your medium needle.
Add each strand to the top by felting
them on in the centre. Make sure each strand is slightly off-set. Continue to felt them down, using your fine needle, until they are smooth.
Add a stalk if you wish by taking a
strand of the mix and rolling it
between your fingers to create a
stem. Using your medium needle, felt it securely into the centre of the leaves. You can make all sizes of strawberries now too!
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