This adorable needle felted unicorn is a fun, quick project to delight the unicorn lovers in your life!
This Dimensions Needle Felting Kit Unicorn has all you need to make this colorful unicorn. The kit contains 100% wool roving, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle, and thread. The other items I used were a multi-needle Clover Needle Felting Tool and a bamboo skewer.
Every time I start a needle felting project, there is a moment when I wonder how I will turn those piles of wool roving into the desired shape. The wool fibers have scales on them and the felting needle has barbs. With repeated poking of the needle into the roving, the fibers become more and more enmeshed until a firmer, felted shape is created.
The step-by-step instructions and illustrations make it easy to get started. The first step is to separate the large piece of wool roving into sections. This is done by putting your hands far enough apart that it pulls and separates.
Following the pattern’s instructions and using the needle and mat, the sections of roving are needle felted into four legs that match the size of the template in the pattern. To learn more about needle felting, please see my Christmas ornaments, ornament balls, and hedgehog blogs.
The remaining white roving is used to form the rest of the body.
The unicorn stands without wire armature.
The eyelashes are a terrific touch!
Time to add some color!
I used the bamboo skewer to wrap the unicorn horn with its pointed end.
I pulled off some of the extra length but left it long enough to needle felt the base into the head.
By using a felting needle inserted horizontally through the four colors of roving, I was able to join them together for the tail.
I attached the mane one color at a time so I could place them individually where they looked best.
The unicorn looked great on my Valentine’s Day tiered tray décor!