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Decorative Needle Felting Projects (Paperback)

Discover the relaxing art of needle felting and create 20 seasonal projects for the home

Photographic Books Colour Books Arts and Crafts White Owl

By Gretel Parker
Imprint: White Owl
Series: Crafts
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781399000307
Published: 30th May 2022

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Needle felting is the simple process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. It’s a fun craft that is easy to learn and gets amazing results. With just a few basic tools and simple step by steps, you'll be on your way to making your own adorable felted creations.

In this beautifully designed book, discover the relaxing craft of needle felting and learn how to make delightful creations to use and wear. Following the basic method, many of the patterns can be resized and with the addition of techniques such as darning, patching and stitching, the home crafter can adapt each design to make their very own creations.

Including clear step-by-step photos and concise instructions, the patterns are easy to follow, even for complete beginners. No previous needle felting experience is needed. All projects are designed to appeal to a broad base of crafters who will enjoy the added mixed media interest and the opportunity to take a basic pattern and develop it to suit their own needs.

The projects range from the quick and easy, such as small Easter Egg Dangles, to the more complex, such as a Winter Gingerbread Village. Wearable designs include an Autumn Fox Bangle and a Midsummer Rose Corsage. This new and innovative approach to needle felting widens the creative possibilities beyond the core twenty patterns so the maker can choose to flex their creative wings and discover new approaches to the craft.

I really enjoyed reading decorative needle felting projects. It is well illustrated and well laid out. I learnt a lot from it.

NetGalley, Laura Fayle

Fun projects and easy to follow instructions make this a great starter craft book. People interested in trying out needle felting would be well-served by this book.

NetGalley, Aimee Meuchel

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A delightfully handy book for lovers of needle felting. Perfect for beginners those thinking of dabbling in this whimsical art. The possibilities are endless!

NetGalley, Samantha Hehr

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a jem and a treasure of a book about needle felting art! Gretal Parker is very talented. Oh my goodness the chripy chicken bowls' and the 'slinky fox bangles'! Gretel made an amazing book.

The photographs are beautiful, sharp, and clear and the instructions are very detailed. Even the most reluctant beginner could feel confident that everything is covered and spelled out how to start and complete each project. Each project is listed in skill level from easy to difficult. Most are easy with a few moderately difficult thrown in.

The book of course starts off with what supplies are needed to begin and then each project has the list of what you'll need for each additional project. Each project has Gretel's tips which I found VERY helpful. There are about twenty projects with great technique photos along the way. I can't add anything helpful except maybe more projects or another book because Gretel has it down on how to achieve success on her felting project ideas.

NetGalley, Mik Young

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely book on the easy techniques of using needle felting to make beautiful small projects to be used for gifts or decoration. The projects are a good way for people learning needle felting to practice with an end result, and for others to create lovely projects.
There is a very cute chicken egg cup and some gingerbread cones just to name two. The instructions are easy to follow, fully photographed and level of difficulty (and cuteness) grows with each project.
The beginning of the book explains the basics and it is a great book learn from.

NetGalley, Leyla Johnson

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Simple and practical; utterly cute projects I would say! Who wouldn't love those cute little strawberries or the small animals made possible with a little bit of needle felting! Yes, needles do work wonders. This is such a pretty good guidebook on how to make simple, yet beautiful creations in no time just using a barbed needle.

The instructions are easy to follow, precise and clear.
The real pictures do help a lot.

Amazing compilation. Get ready for some easy-to-do project ideas from this new guidebook.

NetGalley, Reading Tamishly

A lovely, simple to follow book on the fabulously addictive craft of needle felting. There is an introductory chapter with explanations on techniques used, equipment required, reading instructions and handy tips. Following on, there are lots of simple and quick to complete needle felting projects, using the theme of seasons with some lovely photographs to illustrate the finished project... Overall a wonderful and informative book, useful for both beginners and inspiration for more experienced needle felters.

NetGalley, Sue Stephens

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The projects in this book are so sweet and more importantly look like something you could achieve with a little practice. Many craft books are beautiful to look at but you could never achieve the results shown and then you give up, disappointed. This is so much better, I can't wait to start.

NetGalley, Karen Hammond

As featured in

Made in Felt magazine, March 2022

About Gretel Parker

Originally a children’s book illustrator, Gretel was an early adopter of needle felting in 2008, when it was still a little known craft in the U.K. Demonstrating her art through her popular blog, ‘Middle of Nowhere’, she began selling her creations worldwide, which she continues to do today.


In 2012, she was approached by the market-leading craft magazine ‘Mollie Makes’ to create her first pattern, which was featured on the front cover. Gretel went on to create many more designs for ‘Mollie Makes’, including a further three front cover features. Her patterns have also been featured in ‘Crafty’, ‘Craftseller’ and other publications.


After the success of her first book, ‘Little Needle felt Animals’, Gretel is now turning her skills to projects designed for crafters who want a contemporary approach to an exciting and fun craft.

Perfect Partner

An Introduction to Needle Felting (Paperback)

The introduction to the book will cover a brief history of felting and felting /wool terms. It will also list what items you need to purchase to make yourself a starter Needle felting kit and then for each chapter subject, the wool and anything else you will need to complete that project. There will also be a suppliers list from which you can purchase anything you will need. There will then follow 6 subject chapters , a 7th chapter introducing wet felting and Needle felting combined , chapter 8 will be some seasonal creations with chapter 9 showing you how all these things can be made into gifts…

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