An Informal Chat About Needle Felting with Run Red Run.

You all know my friend Run Red Run. She’s here at the studio all the time sculpting and building our joint projects with me, learning new skills alongside me, making our YouTube videos, and (every once in a while) she’ll step out of her comfort zone and do an “Ink It or Stink It” video with me. In addition to all that, she enjoys needle felting wool into cute, fiber sculptures.

She was finishing up this commission recently — a client’s pets — and I figured I’d catch some of her process on video and talk to her about it. What else have I got to do besides pester her while she works?

While the video shows some of the basic steps of needling a feltie into shape, it also focuses on her choice of plastic/glass eyes for these particular sculptures. So we had a little fun talking about all the different ways you could use materials other than wool in your wool felties.

If you’ve ever thought about trying out needle felting, you might pick up some tips or tricks in the video. If nothing else, it’s six minutes of two doofuses discussing an art form we have fun with: