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Needle Felting: Creation of Characters with Needle and Thread

A course by Carolina Alles
Fieltrista. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2017
, Fieltrista

Learn to create, with your own hands, fantastic characters with felt

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (875)
  • 15426 students

Learn to create, with your own hands, fantastic characters with felt

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (875)
  • 15426 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 17m)
  • 6 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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The technique of needle felting, or needle felting, allows you to create characters of all kinds using only a needle and wool fleece. Caro Indy, professional passionate about the creation of craft characters and the world of crafts in general, will teach you to sculpt the wool to create your own figures from scratch, giving them expressiveness and personality at the stroke of a needle.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps in the needle felting
  • U3
    U3. Basic level project: panda
  • U4
    U4. Intermediate level project: unicorn
  • U5
    U5. Advanced level project: fox
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know in more depth the work of Caro Indy and the way in which she integrates her characters in different disciplines, making them come alive.

You will learn to create the face of a character, in a very simple way, from basic forms. You will discover essential techniques such as how to join pieces and hide unions. In addition, you will add spots, a small nose and you will sew up the mouth.

You will transform this first character into a brooch, which you can wear in the place that you like, although Caro will give you some ideas to incorporate it into other types of projects.

Afterwards, Caro will teach you how to make characters with body and limbs. You will see the way to join each piece so that it is articulable and you will learn to add hair.

It will be then when you embark on the project of more difficulty. In addition to head, body and mobile limbs, this character will also have cheeks and eyelids, giving greater expressiveness.

You will learn to add color to the fur of your characters and to mix the fibers creating gradients.

Finally, Caro will talk about how she transforms her characters into an attractive product.

What is this course's project?

Caro will propose you three projects with different levels of difficulty, so, at the end of this course you can turn into reality any character you have imagined.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, illustrators, creators of characters and anyone interested in the world of crafts and the creation of manual products.

Requirements and materials

It is not necessary any previous knowledge, since Caro will guide you, step by step, throughout the process.

Regarding the materials you will need: fleece of different colors, of long or short hair; Felting needle, foam rubber, jewelry clips, wire, scissors, sewing needle and thread.


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A course by Carolina Alles

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Since she was a child, Carolina Alles (better known as Caro Indy), made clothes for her dolls. Today he continues playing with them, but in a different way.

He is a loyalist, specialized in needle felting or needle felting, a technique that allows him to sculpt in the fabric and create his own characters from nothing. But what makes his work more special is the way in which he manages to get his characters to express themselves and how he incorporates them into all kinds of projects from other disciplines.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps in the needle felting

    • Presentation of the project, materials and tools
    • How are they used
    • The sum of the parts
  • U3

    Basic level project: panda

    • Basic forms
    • Final details and ... snap ready!
  • U4

    Intermediate level project: unicorn

    • Parts for the head
    • Body and limbs
    • Joints
    • Barber Shop
  • U5

    Advanced level project: fox

    • Parts for the head of the fox
    • Body, arms and legs
    • Unions in arms, legs and tail
    • Color on chest, tail, mouth and legs
    • How to present your project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Needle Felting

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Needle Felting: Creation of Characters with Needle and Thread. Craft course by Carolina Alles Best seller

Needle Felting: Creation of Characters with Needle and Thread

A course by Carolina Alles
Fieltrista. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2017
  • 100% positive reviews (875)
  • 15426 students