This felted Cosmos flower is a great way to delve into flat needle felting. This is a "hybrid" kit that includes "coloring with wool" where you fill in a printed pattern with wool but then move into "painting with wool" techniques to add more details, shading and highlights.
Felting time: 4-5 hrs. depending on individual felting speed.
Kit is beautifully packaged and includes:
Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting (a bit of general information)
Instruction Sheet with pictures of every step
Link to video instructions (highly recommended!)
Two color-coded felting needles in a handy paper tube
Printed linen pattern
Piece of muslin fabric
High quality 7 in. wooden hoop
You will also need:
Scissors and glue to secure the picture in the hoop once it is finished.
A mat to use as a work surface. Choose from foam or wool. Foam is the most economical but wears out the fastest. Wool is eco-friendly, very long lasting and works particularly well for this project but is a higher up front investment.
This kit is intended for adults and kids over 10 yrs. who possess good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to work with focus and care. (Caution - felting needles are sharp!)