Needle Felted Elephant


I hand made this little needle felted elephant using gray merino wool roving and a felting needle.

He measures 3 1/2 inches high and 4 3/4 inches wide. 


Felt from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile. Needle felting is a method of creating felted objects without using water. The special needles used to make 3D sculpture have notches along the shaft of the needle that catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt.  There are many sizes and types of notched needles for different kinds of needle felting.