How to... Mini Sheep Felting

Updated: Apr 11



You know when you get to the end of a #feltingkit and you've still got those bits of wool left over.... Here's a great little idea to use some of them up, and spend a little longer on this relaxing craft.


You will need:

  • Wool in one or 2 colours per sheep. I love the natural wools, and left overs from our bunny felting kit are perfect but but any felting wool will do.

  • Felting needle

  • Felting mat


You can make these sheep as big or as small as you like depending on the amount of wool you have available. Personally I'm a fan of them small and cute, hence the title mini sheep felting. Mine are about 3cm long and if you're being precise for each sheep I used 2g of wool for the body, 0.5g for the head, 0.1g for each legs and tiny pieces for the ears. They look great sat in a huddle or as a little desk mascot.



Step 1:

Roll body wool into a cylinder and stab the wool to bring the fibres together






Step 2:

Continue until you have a firm body. The more you felt the less fluffy it will get. If you prefer a fluffier sheep then felt less.





Step 3:

Roll into a short triangle shape and felt until compact. The narrower part forms the lower part






Step 4: