Needle Felting a Fairy Villagestep by step tutorial
Felting a Fairy Village
Sturdy foam or wool pad
Prepared base panel of felted wool
Background color already felted
Thumbnail sketch of the village proper
Core wool to place shapes of your composition
Wool: lots and lots of colors close at hand
Felting Master Tip:
Spending some time preparing for your illustration by working up thumbnail sketches is a wonderful way to create a roadmap to your finished piece before you even felt the very first fiber of wool! You can make copies of your thumbnail sketch and create color studies to guide your color choices as you felt.
Felting a Fairy Village ~ Still Image Galleries
Tip: Click onto the first image and then scroll through the enlarged format, you’re able to see everything much better.
Felting the mountains and street: background & foreground
This first gallery includes pictures of how I defined and felted in the background mountains and foreground street.
Adding houses to the street in the distance using foreshortening
Adding windows and doors
Creating mushroom cap roof spires
Felting a Red Mushroom Fairy House
Needle felting small plants, planters, window boxes
Each of the proceeding videos includes step by step instructions that walk you through establishing the composition and constructing a fairy village, complete with mushroom houses and dainty little planters and window boxes. This finished illustration will be in the children’s book currently underway. Thanks to our community of needle felting artists, the lessons include just a bit of light banter that captures a snapshot of life in the Dow household at this point in time. This lesson was recorded on November 16, 2021.
Part 1 Background, composition, color studies, mushroom fairy house
Part 2 Rowhouses, adding the roof
Part 3 Mushroom cap roof with spots, shadows for volume, window frames
Part 4 Shadows vs. detail lines, windows, doors, plants
Meet Your Instructor
Hi, my name is Hillary Dow. A few of my many hats include mother, wife, outdoor adventurer, author, family chef, marketing professional, felting artist in Maine, and oh so many more. I write children’s books illustrated with my wool creations. It is such a thrill to be a part of helping someone develop their skills and CREATE artwork. Thank you for joining me!
Be sure to join us for the LIVE monthly felting lesson and (virtual) gathering! Each session includes a core lesson, or simply work on your current project while picking up new techniques and tips!
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern Time
On the Third Tuesday of every month.