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hedgehog needle felting kit

by Laurie Sharp $20.00

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Wild and Wooly

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of needle felting? Laurie Sharp might be the best person to teach you. This beginner-level felting kit is doubly wonderful. First, it comes with step-by-step instructions and all the supplies you need to create 2-3 charming felted hedgehogs. Then, when the project is completed, you have adorable new toys to play with or display. The tools, leftover wool and skills you have learned can all be reused when moving on to your next project. It's a great new hobby to enjoy or share, and makes a fun gift whether you're giving the kit or the wee creatures you've created. Assembled in Kent, WA with wool from New Zealand and felting needles from China.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Item ID
25733
Ages
10+
Made from
wool, steel
Measurements
4" L x 4" W x 3.5" H in packaging
Notes
Please note: this is a beginner-level kit.

Kit makes 2 -3 3.25" L x 2" W hedgehogs, depending on the amount of felt used.
  • the maker

Laurie Sharp

Laurie Sharp has a passion for creating things. When she was young she opted to skip "family tv night" to make tiny things for her very tiny doll, Chrissy. As she grew older she dabbled in drawing, painting, wood sculpting, knitting, crocheting, photography and puppet making. In addition her passion for creating art, Laurie loved working with small children and became an accredited Waldorf kindergarten teacher. It was during her teacher training that she learned the fundamentals of dry felting, or needle felting, with wool.
In 2001, Laurie Sharp started her own Waldorf inspired pre-school. Her curriculum included storytelling with puppet shows and she preferred to create her own puppets. Needle felting gave her the ability to create small characters and animals for story telling and she would often send a few creations home with children. Needle felting in the evening after a day's work was a pleasant and meditative escape but she worked tirelessly to refine her craft and perfect her sculptures.
Eventually her pre-school parents started asking Laurie to make things for their children and encouraged her to teach them how to sculpt with wool. Laurie looked for needle felting kits to assist her learning and teaching and found there were not many instructional kits to be found. Her company was born in 2007 out of the passion to create and teach.
Ladybugs, bumblebees, sheep, penguins and hedgehogs were her first needle felting kits and they were developed with her husband Kevin Sharp. The first kits sold contained wool from Laurie's own sheep, Hazel and Merna who have retired to greener pastures. Today Laurie and Kevin have thirty one needle felting kits in their nest (and counting) and have hatched three instructional needle felting books as well.

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HEDGEHOG NEEDLE FELTING KIT
 
5.0

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5.0

Perfect handmade gift!

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        Comments about HEDGEHOG NEEDLE FELTING KIT:

        I ordered this for my daughter and she made adorable hedgehogs for her grandparents and even had enough wool left over to make a small hedgehog for me! My parents LOVED their handmade hedgehogs and so I do I!

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        5.0

        Delightful!

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        from Fort Collins, CO

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              Comments about HEDGEHOG NEEDLE FELTING KIT:

              A fun project for my daughter and me to do together.

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              Great

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                  Comments about HEDGEHOG NEEDLE FELTING KIT:

                  Good quality product

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                  Fast shipping

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