Stop Motion Animation with Needle Felting

A course by Andrea Love , Fiber Artist & Animator

Fiber Artist & Animator. Port Townsend, United States.
Joined June 2022

Bring felted wool items to life, manipulate them frame by frame, and make your own short films.

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  • 2757 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Bring felted wool items to life, manipulate them frame by frame, and make your own short films.

A course by Andrea Love

Andrea Love’s art is anything but ordinary. As a fiber artist and animator, she combines her love of felt needling with animation to bring her work to life. She turns simple ideas into lifelike scenes, all with a little wool and the magic of stop motion.

Andrea grew up dreaming of making films. Her first job was as a video store clerk. With unlimited rentals, she discovered the work of experimental animators that would later inspire her own projects. As a freelance artist, Andrea has shown work at the Tribeca Film Festival and Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market and has collaborated with the United Nations, Google, and Disney. She has also amassed millions of followers on Instagram and TikTok, where she has found a solid niche in making short-form content with engaging storytelling.

In this online course, Andrea guides you through the fundamentals of needle felting and stop motion to create 3D felted items for short animations using a simple phone app. Make little sculptures, build a set, prepare the camera and lights, and bring your stories to life, making your wool creations move frame by frame!

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 23 downloads

Materials
17 minutes, 54 seconds
Needle Felting Basics
10 minutes, 44 seconds
Software Overview
10 minutes, 40 seconds
Animation Set-up
5 minutes, 46 seconds
Stop-Motion Basics 1
20 minutes, 51 seconds
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  • 2757 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 22m)
  • 23 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Create a short animation, transforming a 2D image in a sketchbook into a 3D object that comes to life.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in needle felting or stop-motion, in a hobby or professional nature.

Requirements and materials

Wool, insulation foam, needles, Stop Motion Studio Pro mobile app, Final Cut Pro


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46 Reviews
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Andrea Love

A course by Andrea Love

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Fiber Artist & Animator

Andrea Love is an independent, self-taught fiber artist and animator. Her unique style combines needle felting and stop-motion animation. She operates out of a small studio in her basement, where she creates art for brands and organizations —ranging from Candy Crush Saga and Disney to the United Nations to Puma. She’s also collaborated on a Christmas music video for Zooey Deschanel and Ingrid Michaelson using only wool. Her short films have been screened at prestigious film festivals across the globe, including the Tribeca Film Festival and Annecy Animation Film Festival. Andrea has amassed a highly active social media presence through her unique work, with millions of followers on Instagram and TikTok. She’s an experimenter at heart, and spent the last decade looking for all sorts of different ways to bring fiber and animation together.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Needle Felting for Animation

    • Materials
    • Needle Felting Basics
    • Creating the Felt Pencil and Notebook
  • U3

    Animation Basics

    • Software Overview
    • Animation Set-up
    • Stop-Motion Basics 1
    • Stop-Motion Basics 2
    • Incorporating Your Hand
  • U4

    Creating the Animation

    • Planning
    • Animation: The Ladybug Drawing 1
    • Animation: The Ladybug Drawing 2
    • Animation: Animating the 3D Ladybug
    • Recording Foley Sounds
    • Bringing It All Together
  • FP

    Final project

    • Stop Motion Animation with Needle Felting

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Stop Motion Animation with Needle Felting. 3D, Animation, and Craft course by Andrea Love

Stop Motion Animation with Needle Felting

A course by Andrea Love
Fiber Artist & Animator. Port Townsend, United States.
Joined June 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (46)
  • 2757 students