Needle Felted Doll Making Made EASY!
Felt Alive's Most Comprehensive and Best-Selling Needle Felting Workshop
Needle Felted Dolls with Kay Petal
10 hours 4 disc DVD with optional Kit
If you want to learn the secrets of bringing wool to life - Follow Me and Felt Alive!
With a bird's-view of my felting pad, follow me as I teach you the magic of sculptural needle felting using only wool and barbed felting needles.
Learn to create FUN and original needle felted dolls that seem nearly Alive!
Fully Jointed Needle Felted Dolls
No Wire Armatures - No Sewing - No Stuffing - Just Needle Felted Wool!!
| FANTASTIC learning experience!!!|
"If you're like me prior to this class and you have never felted anything before, nonetheless held a piece of wool batting in your hand, this class is for you! I purchased the kit along with the video workshop and it has EVERYTHING you need to make your own needle felted doll. The video is shot over her shoulder so you have a clear, up close shot of the demonstrations as if you were Kay herself! This is one of the best first time felting video tutorials out there!" Reviewed by: Monica from Phoenix, Arizona
Felt Along with me and Learn to Make Needle Felted Dolls of Your Very Own!
From start to finish and every step in between!
This Video Workshop would be the equivalent of fun and intensive 3 day live needle felted dolls workshop except you work on your project on your schedule - whenever it's convenient for you from the comfort of your own home! And you can watch the video as often as you like.
You get a bird's eye view of my felting pad, no straining to see from across the room, no peeking over shoulders or feeling lost as the class moves along before you are ready. With me as your own personal tutor that you can pause and rewind anytime.
Needle Felted Dolls Workshop Features:Needle felt the core structure using core wool battingConnect the parts create a strong and flexible needle felted body.Fun techniques to make needle felted hands and feet that add so much life to your character.Adding body contours using amazing yet simple techniques for creating a skin or flesh layer that rolls and stretches much like our own skin.Learn techniques for needle felted shoes and clothing options using batting and prefelt.Over 4 hours on faces will show you so many tricks for creating expressionNeedle felted eyes and teeth are their own special magic!Blush and Shading is nearly like painting with woolSeveral options for hair including straight and curlyLearn how to finish your project by filling in any holes left by the needles and taming down wool fuzzies
The Dolls Needle Felting Workshop is Great!
"I made an awesome doll that looks just like my son. I was able to watch what I wanted and pause if I needed to. It was so much fun!"
Reviewed by: Dora Guldborg from Montana
Felt Alive Needle Felting Videos are a FUN way to learn the magic of sculptural needle felting!
Professional and Fun
"Kay is warm, funny and a natural teacher when watching her dvd I really was able to learn a lot and fast too. Excellent shipping time to Australia didnt have to wait long at all, everything was presented lovely and professionally." Reviewed by: Jessica from Melbourne/Australia
Workshop Available on DVD with Optional Kits
loaded with Felt Alive Needle Felting Supplies!!!
10 Hours Narrated Video Instruction
Clear, Birds-Eye View with Close-UpsFully Jointed & Flexible BodiesClothing & Hair OptionsFun & Easy for All Skill Levels
Unique & Expressive Needle Felted Faces
"Kay Petal's work was the reason why I started needle felting - once I saw these dolls, I new I just had to make my own. This DVD gave me all the necessary knowledge to start, but most importantly after seeing it I could easily create my own unique characters. Thank you so much for making it!" Reviewed by: Bea from Poland
4 Disc DVD only (no kit) $49.95
free shipping in US
DVDs are in NTSC - all region format.
This means they are encoded for North America but most modern DVD players worldwide will play them.
If you live in a region that supports PAL encoding, check your DVD player documentation to see if it will read NTSC - all regions.
4 Disc DVD plus Kit - $69.90
free shipping in US!
(2) 1 oz Core Wool Batting
(2) 1 oz Felt Alive Needle Felting Wool Batting - Flesh Tone
(4) 1/2 oz Felt Alive Needle Felting Wool Batting - Assorted Colors
(1) Merino Wool Prefelt
(1) Felt Alive Detail Kit
(1) 16" Merino Wool Roving
(1) 6"x9" Foam Felting Pad
(1) 6 Pack Felt Alive Felting Needles
(not included in kit)
Sharp Pair of Scissors
Sewing Needle - 3 Doll or Darning Needle
Did You Know??
If you prefer to watch online, unlimited access to this workshop, along with the entire library of Felt Alive Workshops is available with a membership to the The Needle Felters Workshop
"Wow this kit is amazing! You could not ask for a better tutorial! Fantastic DVDs that you can learn along with and learn Kay's tricks and tips. She is an enjoyable narrator/teacher. A must for anyone learning to felt!" Reviewed by: Michelle Vincent from Seattle area
What's on the Discs??
The Basic Shape
Cheeks and Chin
Sculpting Facial Features
The Eyes Continued
A Quick Review
Hip & Shoulder Joints
Securing Knees and Elbows
Hands & Feet
Attaching the Head
There is a Before and an After
...once I got this course. I was somehow stuck up in my felting, and Kay's lessons gave wings to my imagination! Reviewed by: MARINA from Barcelona
We filmed this needle felting workshop in my studio to give you a Kay's-Eye-View of a Felt Alive needle felted doll coming to life from start to finish and EVERY step in between!
Zoom shots capture the most intricate details. Watch up close and felt along with me as I needle felt a fully jointed, fully fun & original Felt Alive Needle Felted Doll.
Every detail is explained, every step of the way! Narrating the entire 10 hours unscripted while sharing my insight into this amazing art craft makes this video workshop so much more than just instructions.
I've been told that learning to needle felt with this video tutorial is like learning from a friend
Happy girl with needle felting
"Ik heb de cd's ontvangen en ze zijn super! Elke CD bevat duidelijke uitleg en je kan zelf als een beetje handig bent gewoon een schitterende pop maken want al versta je geen engels het uitleggen is zo duidelijk dat dat echt niets uitmaakt. I received the CD's and i was surprised how easy it was to follow the instructions. (even if you don't speak english at all) You can make a beatyfull doll with only see the movie on the cd and thats enough." Reviewed by: Caat from Sexbierum Holland
If you think that you could never learn how to make such detailed dolls, please think again. I was right where you are now not so long ago; I'm confident I can teach You how fun and rewarding it is to needle felt one-of-a-kind needle felted art dolls using only wool and barbed felting needles.
Many of my students had never touched a felting needle before learning from learning from my doll workshop. Some students have managed to break the language barrier and completed their projects without understanding my English language. Perhaps we speak the universal language of needle felting!
There are so many options to explore when bringing wool to life! I didn't want to leave you guessing so I worked at an easy pace for you to felt right along with me. 10 hours of needle felting fun packed with techniques, tips, tricks and inspiration!
I hope you join me on this fun and educational journey into sculptural needle felting!
Your Friend in Needle Felting,
Contact me with any questions.
Took My Skills to a New Level (and it was FUN)
"My first DVD workshop from Kay and Felt Alive was the Santa one (reviewed) and I knew I HAD to order the full doll workshop. And I'm SO GLAD I did! It was everything I expected and hoped it would be. This workshop is easy to follow along, has wonderful examples and tips, and I learned a great deal from it! It has really amped up my needle felting skills, and confirmed to me that sculptural needle felting the Felt Alive way is my favorite way to create nearly living characters! I loved that during the DVD, Kay showed options and usually several ways to achieve the best end results, and she was very good and consistent with going over techniques, even more than once, to be sure the basics were solidly learned. And I think my favorite thing, and best lesson learned, was Kay's gentle and persistent message that the wool leads the journey of your end product. That no two characters (not even two of your own work) are ever the same, and that we should be comfortable and enjoy the imperfections and variations that working with a living fiber can bring. Hands down, this was the best video lesson I've found for teaching needle felting. If you were to learn nothing but what Kay teaches on this workshop, you could make anything!" Reviewed by: Cherie Davidson from Chehalis, WA
A Small but AMAZING Sampling of Student Projects