Needle Felted Cut Out Cards

You will require
- Australian Series Cut Out Cards pack (Koala, Australia, Kangaroo - AUS9C3KAK) or (Koala, Cockatoo, Blue Tongue Lizard - AUS9CSKCB)
- Merino Wool Variegated Colour 10g
- Felting Needle (DF9FN)
- Foam Block (DF9FB)
- Wool Felt Square (FE051)
- Fashion Fibres Charcoal (TF9CHL)
- Arbee Craft Glue
- Scissors

Merino Wool colours used in these Cut Out Cards are Koala: Stormy (DFWRM10STM), Australia: Autumn (DFWRM10AUT), Blue Tongue Lizard: Primary (DFWRM10PRI)

Step 1: Cut the felt square to fit the space behind the cut out approximately 15cm x 11cm.

Step 2: Cut a small length of Merino wool approximately 10cm. Separate and tease out the merino wool fibres in your chosen pattern on the wool felt. You can use stripes, circular, swirls, block or random patterns to create your design.

Step 3: Place the wool felt and fibres on a foam block, hold the fibres firmly on the wool felt between your fingers and begin to needle in a continuous up and down motion through the fibres and wool felt. Be careful to only use the needle in a continuous vertical motion because if you change direction you risk breaking the tip of the needle. You will see the fibres begin to lock into the wool felt. Lift and move the wool felt until all the fibres have been needled into place. If you want to add extra dimension with textured fibres, position and glue them into place now.

Step 4: Glue your completed design onto the front fold flap, then fold in place and add a fine line of glue to the top of and bottom of the card so the flap stays closed.

All you need to do now is add your special message to friends or family and post
your unique, personally designed greeting card.

Needle Felting - Using Top Quality Australian Merino Wool (23 micron)

Needle Felting is an easy needle punch form of embellishing a piece of woollen felt. This can then be made into a picture, a toy, a hat or a bag. No glue or thread is required. By using a felting needle, felting wool and a piece of woollen felt you will see your design come to life. By repeatedly pushing the needle into the felting wool fibres, they lock into the woollen felt. You can needle on the reverse side of the felt once the fibres are through to added extra strength. You can build up layers to create free form sculptures like animals.