Place small but long tufts of fiber over the outside of your frame and felt from all angles to maximize strength and compactness. Work from the inside-out or use a reverse needle if the felt begins to sag.

Keep adding felt until the body is completely opaque. Coarse needles move a lot of fiber but tend to leave the surface ragged; you can smooth everything out nicely with a smaller gauge needle.

Here is what we are aiming for... let's work on the feet next!

This guide was first published on Nov 21, 2016. It was last updated on Nov 21, 2016.

This page (Felting the Body) was last updated on Feb 18, 2020.

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