Supplies Needed for this Course:
- Wool Roving or Carded Wool Batts (plant/detail & soil colors)
- Felting Needles (my faves are size 38 star)
- Needle Felting Foam (or your favorite felting surface)
- Tiny Terra Cotta Pots or Small Containers
A quick intro to the course.
Lesson One: Supplies, Technique and Resources
In this lesson I chat about my favorite tools to use for these projects. I also give a quick lesson on how to hold a felting needle and create a three-dimensional shape. So, if you're a beginner needle felter, don't skip this!
Lesson Two: Potted Base
All happy potted plants need some soil, and this is way less messy! Each cactus you create will begin here, with a felted potted base.
Lesson Three: Barrel Cactus
This uncomplicated shape is a great starting point for building your felted cactus garden. Two additional videos show you how to add fun details like fuzzy spines and flowers!
Lesson Four: Bunny Ear Cactus
Bunny ear and prickly pear shaped cacti are fun to build and offer a dramatic effect. Have fun experimenting with different growth patterns and color combinations. Two more tutorials show you how to create ombré color effects and add spine clusters.
Lesson Five: Saguaro Cactus
Classic and iconic, the saguaro is a perfect addition to your felted garden.
BONUS Lesson Six: Woodland Toadstool
There is a special place in my heart for all mushrooms and toadstools. This bonus lesson builds on the skills you've been practicing while making cacti. With a few extra steps and a little imagination, you can see that the possiblities for expanding your felted garden are endless!