Needle Felted Dolls Video


"Kay is a natural teacher. The workshop is clear and concise, easy to listen to and easy to follow. I had only needle felted two small, very simple items before purchasing Kay's video, and now I can make dolls with eyelids and brow bones, fingers and toes, and all manner of complicated detail. ...I am having a wonderful time learning and creating, thanks to Kay."
needle felting student review Reviewed by: Lynne S. from Kansas City, Missouri

learn how to needle felt jointed character dolls without using wire armatures

fully jointed needle felted dolls - no wire armatures - no sewing - no glass eyes - ALL needle felted wool!


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Felt Alive Needle Felted Doll
10" - 12" tall - fully jointed - no wire!

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learn how to needle felted dolls

make dolls that stand, flex and bend nearly like they are Alive!

Needle Felted Dolls Workshop Features:

  • Needle felt the core structure using core wool batting
  • Connect the parts to 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 wool batting and prefelt.
  • Over 4 hours on faces will show you so many tricks for creating expression.
  • Needle felted eyes and teeth are their own special magic!
  • Blush and Shading is nearly like painting with wool
  • Several options for hair including straight and curly
  • Learn how to finish your project by filling in any holes left by the needles and taming down wool fuzzies.
  • Finished doll is approximately 10"-12" tall.

    needle felted doll body parts made using core wool

    If you've needle felted over wire armatures, you are going to feel liberated when you learn how easy it is to construct these sturdy, flexible characters using only wool and felting needles.

    You have to see it to believe it...

    here is one of my celebrity caricature dolls made in the traditional Felt Alive fashion, without using wire, glass eyes, clay or paint.

    her clothes, her shoes, her eyeglasses and even her hair is 100% felted wool!

    Do You Want to Learn How it's Done?

    Felt Alive's Most Popular Needle Felting Workshop

    Needle Felted Dolls - 10 hours of up-close and magical needle felting instructions.

    If you want to learn the secrets of bringing wool to life - Follow Me and Felt Alive!

    needle felted dolls

    Learn to create FUN and original needle felted dolls that seem nearly Alive!

    felt alive doll making video workshop

    Learn How to Felt Alive!

    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 from many of my students that learning to needle felt with this video tutorial is like learning from a friend.


    RatingFANTASTIC 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: from Phoenix, Arizona

    Learn to Make Needle Felted Dolls of Your Very Own!

    From start to finish and every step in between
    Needle Felting Faces is fun and easy

    This Video Workshop would be the equivalent of fun and intensive 3 day Live Felt Alive 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!

    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. Filmed in 'real time' without high-speed sequences that leave you frenzied and guessing.

    Needle Felting bodies is fun and easy

    10 Hours!!! things are about to get seriously fun so let me break it down for you.

    We start with an introduction to the wool, felting needles and supplies you need to make a needle felted doll.

    Let's Start Needle Felting!!! so get out your core wool and felting needle.
    It begins with an egg.
    The Basic Head Shape - We start out all Felt Alive projects with an egg so you'll learn how to lay a woolen egg. OK- silliness aside, you'll learn to needle felt a a basic egg shape. This technique is important because egg shapes are the building blocks for your doll (or for anything you can imagine!)

    Constructing the face - building up the egg with skin colored wool, this curious stage quickly leads to cuteness. You'll learn simple techniques for:
    The Nose
    The Mouth
    Cheeks and Chin

    Sculpting Facial Features - once you have the face put together, you'll learn how to sculpt it into a basic face. It's what sculptural needle felting is all about!

    Facial Expressions - With so many techniques to bring out expression and character, you won't know when to stop! (my advice - don't stop sculpting the face until you are absolutely IN LOVE!)

    The Eyes - needle felted eyes have their own special magic and you'll learn just how I do it. I use the same techniques in all my Felt Alive dolls and all of their eyes have special and unique qualities that only needle felting can bring.

    Teeth - are those teeth made of wool??? I get asked that so often when people see my dolls. Learn easy techniques to make needle felted pearly whites!

    Ears - so easy!

    Blush and Shading - it's like painting with wool and it's so much fun!

    Hair Options - adding hair is crazy fun! Using roving, curly locks, yarn or batting, there are so many options and I'll share a few of my favorites. (the "I'm not a hair stylist" bit in the video shows how fun it is to cut and style your dolls hair.)

    The Doll Body - a hallmark of all Felt Alive Dolls is their flexible, fully jointed needle felted bodies made without the need to construct a wire armature.
    Make Sturdy Body Parts with your core wool. You already learned how to make egg shapes when you made the head, so making more eggs for the other body parts is easy!
    Secure the Parts! To make your doll flex and bend nearly like it's ALIVE, you will learn how to attach the parts to make strong needle felted joints with a realistic range of motion.
    Hip & Shoulder Joints
    Knees and Elbows

    Hands & Feet - fingers and toes are easy with the help of needle felting sticks!

    Body Building - cover the core body with a layer of skin colored wool, building muscles and curves. By this point, your doll is really starting to Felt Alive!
    I call it the 4 Bs- Butts, Bellies, Backs and Boobies. Use these simple techniques for fast and amazing results. You'll see!

    Making a Strong Neck
    Attaching the Head - strong needle felted joints are essential without any internal wire structure for support, especially the head/neck joint. Learn invaluable techniques for securely attaching large needle felted parts together.

    Getting Dressed - no sewing needed - you'll learn amazing techniques to make needle felted clothes and shoes using wool batting and prefelt.

    Finishing Touches - learn how to needle felt away the fuzzies and make needle holes disappear from the surface of your new doll with these easy finishing techniques.

    When you are done, you will have created an amazing work of art using only wool and your felting needles. I can guarantee you will be amazed at the results and inspired to keep on poking! You'll be so busy bringing to life your own ideas using the techniques and skill you learned in your 10 hour journey with me into the magic of Felt Alive Doll Making.

    RatingThe 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!

    Rating 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

    "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


    RatingNew Felter
    "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 V. from Seattle area

    needle felted faces

    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.

    Rating 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

    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

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