Needle Felting Made Easy

Needle felting is an easy (and amazingly portable) craft to jump into! Create beautiful felted paintings, handmade gifts, accessories, and more with this relaxing craft that will quickly become your go-to for unwinding at the end of the day. Fiber artist Karen Straight will be your guide to getting started. You will soon learn that two-dimensional needle felting is an enjoyable and accessible art form with limitless creative possibilities.

In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to create beautiful needle-felted paintings starting with a detailed supply list, including an overview of felting needles. Karen will also introduce you to needle-felted paintings' exciting range of fibers. Next, you will learn multiple methods of transferring your design, AKA your mini-masterpiece. Explore the role of underpaintings to add spark and interest to your project and learn how to blend and layer fiber to create new exciting colors. As the class progresses, you’ll take away Karen's helpful needle felting techniques to create texture, line, and dimension will rapidly improve your artwork. 

This course focuses on landscapes. Karen demonstrates the techniques while making a felted landscape, encouraging you to make a felted landscape of your choice as well.

What you will learn

  • Painting with wool is an accessible, forgiving, and beautiful art form, and Karen will quickly get you started felting your own beautiful wool paintings.

  • Use color effectively to add spark and interest to your felted paintings.

  • Use value correctly to create depth in your felted paints.

  • Learn strategies to check your work and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Enjoy using diverse fibers to express yourself creatively through color and texture, from merino and silk to locks you can incorporate gorgeous fibers in unexpected ways.

  • Tips and techniques for creating beautiful felted landscapes.

  • Fall in love with the painterly and sculptural qualities of this wonderful and relaxing art form.

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Supplies Needed

Supplies you will need to get started: a felting mat, felting needles (Karen uses 38 gauge for most of her work), short fiber wool batting in landscape colors, a piece of light-colored wool felt, and a marker to draw your design on the felt. The Clover "pen" style felting tool is very helpful, but not required. Karen will cover supplies in-depth in the course so we encourage you to watch before buying.

Not sure where to purchase your supplies? All supplies and tools discussed in this course are available at

Needle Felt Art: Painting with Wool

Needle Felting Made Easy

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Introduction to Painting with Wool!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Tools and Supplies

    2 Videos

  • Transfer Your Design

    2 Videos

  • Blend New Colors

    1 Video

  • Essential Techniques

    1 Video

  • How to Select Colors

    1 Video

  • Photo Selection and Landscape Tips

    1 Video

  • Let's Make A Landscape

    7 Videos 1 Download

  • Final Details

    1 Video

  • Framing

    1 Video 1 Text