Have you always wanted to have a go at needle felting but don’t know where to start? Needle felting is a wonderful and highly creative hobby that has become incredibly popular over the past five years. I’ve designed this needle felt cacti kit with absolute beginners in mind.
You can make not one, but two iconic cacti. The three pronged saguaro cactus and the lovely disc-shaped prickly pear are instantly recognisable and great fun for absolute beginners, as well as those with a little more experience, to make.
Instead of the tiny sheet of bullet points as you would expect from a cheap mass produced kit, I’ve designed my instructions to as closely match one of my workshops as I possibly can. Additionally I’ve included hand-drawn diagrams to help you get the right size and shape of the key pieces that form each cactus. I also include some helpful hints and tips that my students have found useful. Should you have any questions, I’m very happy for you to contact me – I will always try to answer your queries as well as I can.
Your needle felt cacti kit comes complete with two mini terracotta pots, so once you’ve made your cacti you can ‘plant’ them too.
The kit contains everything you need to make two cacti of about 11cms height – except for scissors and PVA glue. Contents:
- Foam felting pad
- 1 x 36 gauge felting needle (the larger one)
- 1 x 38 gauge star shaped felting needle
- Fibre in all the colours you need to make both cacti in flower
- 2 x mini terracotta pots
- Instruction booklet with hand-drawn illustrations to guide you step-by-step.