How to tear wool roving easily

I've held many workshops over the years, most of them for complete beginners. One of the first things they learn is how to tear wool; it sounds ridiculously easy I know, but there can be a tendency to grip the wool tightly and pull as hard as possible. This not only damages the wool fibres, but also makes life a lot harder than it need be! This free mini-lesson shows you how to tear wool easily, with written instructions, photos and a short supplementary demonstration video.

How long do I have access to the course?

My intention is to leave the course up indefinitely, so that you will have constant access to it once you have subscribed. In the unlikely event that I decide to remove it, I will give fair warning beforehand.

Do I need to have needle felted before to take one of your courses?

Not necessarily; I aim to keep my patterns simple and supply many step photos and notes, so that even a complete beginner should be able follow them. If a project is particularly tricky and geared for more seasoned needle felters, I will mark it as such.

Will my project look exactly the same as yours?

That depends on you! The beauty of needle felting is that it is a form of sculpting with wool, so everyone will have a unique-to-them piece at the end of the project. However, I do structure my patterns with measurements and instructions, which if followed, should ensure that you can achieve your very own version of the project you are working on.

Your patterns use merino wool - do I have to use merino wool too?

You are free to use any wool you like - however, you want to aim for the smooth effect shown in the projects, then I recommend merino, as it is a very fine wool and will help you to get the smooth finish demonstrated in each project.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be disappointed. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

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