My First Needle Felted Gnome




Oh my goodness, I'm in love!
This little gnome turned out better than I thought he would. I started him late last night and actually finished most of him within a couple hours and today I worked on the little details like the ears and the nose.

I've never needle felted before, aside from a fat little Totoro that is round with no real details so this is pretty exciting.

Update May 2019,I ended up giving him a better set of eyes and calling him Gnomey. I  made him a house to live in. That house grew and grew. Then he got some Gnome family members to keep him company. He's living his best life!

Follow Gnomey's life and all the adventures of building Gnome homes  on facebook!










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  1. Now I want to drop everything else and needle felt something. Co-incidentally, our group is having a needle-felt workshop at the end of the month. I normally don't take part - just take care of the admin side of things - but now....
    Your gnome has brightened my day. :-)

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    1. Oh, that is awesome! I love that! Keep me posted if you do join in the workshop. I'd love to hear how it went for you

      and thank you, so glad the Gnome brightened your day, he brightened mine too so he's already brought some goodness into the world and he's only a day old <3

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  2. wow! all I can needle felt is a ball ;)

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    1. lol, you're not far off from making something if you can make a ball!! That's where it starts :)

      xo

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  3. Hi Sharon, can you send me directions to do Gnomey? Yours is the best I've seen. I'd love to make him as well as
    Some other friends for a soon to be made inside fairy garden. I would love it. Jnolte113@gmail.com

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    1. thank you so much, I'm glad you like him. I actually made him in 2013. He was my first and last attempt at a human form. I don't know anything about needle felting, I just did my best as I went. I started with a pipe cleaner frame and wrapped the wool around that then poked it into shape. I don't have the needle felting skills to pass along to anyone. One day if I make another I will take photos of the steps and do my best to explain what I'm doing as I go.

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  4. Thanks for your response. I'm going to give it a shot. Maybe I'll get that book too. Lol. I love your houses and can't wait to try one as well. Keep up the great work. You are truly an inspiration. Keep in touch. Jeff

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    1. Jeffrey, I was just on facebook and a page I follow shared this tutorial.. the gnomes in the tutorial are quite similar to Gnomey! They were made long before but they also use the pipe cleaner frame. They are cute but you can adjust to make them how you'd like! http://fionaduthie.blogspot.nl/2011/01/love-gnomes.html

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  5. Thanks for the info Sharon. Of course I like yours better. But this does give me a good idea of where to start. Thank you for taking the time. Keep in touch. Jeff

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  6. hola, he seguido tus pasos en el video de la casita del árbol, para hacer el mio propio y ya la terminé, muchas gracias

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  7. I love your Gnome and I had a head ready waiting for to be a person, so yesterday I made my own gnome.Thank''s for giving me a kick in my as to have this done.I will make him a wife today and maybe some children.

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