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This quick and easy flat felted brooch will give you a feel for how the felting needle works and you will have a bright, eye-catching brooch to wear. Once you have made a simple butterfly, you can experiment with more adventurous patterning on your next butterfly, to achieve even more striking effects.
You Will Need:
Merino wool sliver: Tangerine 2gm (1/16oz)
Lagoon 2gm (1/16oz)
Liquorice small piece
Black felt for backing (acrylic or wool)
Fine wire for antennae, painted black
Water soluble stabiliser
Felting Needle 38S
Finished Size: 5.5cm (2 1/4ins) high
For more information on needle felting see my book "The Ashford Book of Needle Felting", which shows you other inspiring flat felting projects, as well as exciting 3-D projects.