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Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit
Felted Animal Kit

Felted Animal Kit

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If you've never tried sculptural "3D" needle felting, it is simply creating felt by poking wool with special barbed needles until it holds together, no sewing or fancy tools needed.

The process is simple but the possibilities are endless! The time needed to complete a felted animal is about 3-4 hours for a beginner or 1-2 hours for an experienced felter.

This gift set includes everything needed to get started with needle felting and includes:

  • A Best Needle Felting Starter Set
    • Durable, long-lasting 5”x 6” high density felting foam pad
    • 4 Color-coded felting needles to give you ultimate flexibility with your projects (1 coarse needle (36 gauge triangle) to quickly start your sculpture, 2 medium all-purpose needles (38 triangle & 38 star) for overall shaping and 1 fine needle (40 triangle) for small details and surface finishing)
    • Needle chart explaining needle sizes and appropriate usage
    • Needle case to store your needles safely
    • A handy starter guide to walk you through needle felting techniques, answering questions like "What kind of wool is best?" or "How do I properly use felting needles?" This guide will also teach you how to sculpt the basic shapes that are the building blocks of any needle felting project.

  • Your choice of any animal felting kit (Owl, Otter, or Red Panda)
    • Complete directions & pattern to make 1 animal
    • Glass eyes
    • 100% wool in all needed colors

Because felting needles are extremely sharp, this craft is recommended for ages 10+. Older children may also require supervision.

If you add the Felted Animal Kit to your cart here, it will not be a part of a Compassion Package. This means that it will not include gift packaging, a handwritten card, or a follow-up card). Add this product to your cart if you're buying it for yourself, or you plan on gifting it to someone after it arrives at your home.

If you'd like this to be part of a gift, you must add it to your order as part of any practical (the Camellia, The Sweetbriar) or self-care oriented (Zinnia or Hapless Holiday Box) Compassion Package.

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  • What should I write in my card?

    Be sincere and share how you're feeling without overshadowing their grief.

    Example of sharing your pain in appropriate way: "Desi was such a positive light in my life. His humor brought me so much joy over the years. I will miss him terribly."Example of overshadowing the bereaved's pain: "This is the saddest thing that's ever happened to me — I don't know how I will get through this."

    Share a fond memory if you have one - especially if the card receiver has never heard it. 

    Anything that stands out to you will be special, even if it seems insignificant. 

    Share how you will continue to remember and honor the deceased (examples below)

    "I know Ralph loved key lime pie. Whenever I see it on the menu I'll be sure to order it and think of him." "My children are too young to remember your mom, but I will tell them about those adventurous summers we had camping together. I'm going to teach them how to light a campfire, just like how she taught me."

    If you want to offer help, be specific. If you can make a commitment, do it. 

    Avoid (at all costs) 'call me if you need me' - this puts the burden of action on the person you are trying to help. They will never call you. Offer a concrete way to help. Try 'I will bring you dinner next week', or 'I can watch the kids for you on Friday morning' and follow up on your offer. If you are in a position to offer ongoing support, don't be shy about sharing what you can do. For example, "I am home every Sunday afternoon. I would love to have your kids over to our house on the weekend so you have time to yourself. They are welcome any and all Sundays." Or, "What would be more helpful, if I bring over dinner every Friday or take your dog for hikes instead?"

    Avoid all platitudes. Common examples

    -You're strong

    -You will get through this

    -They're in a better place

    -They'll always be with you/in your heart

    -At least they....(didn't suffer, are no longer suffering, didn't know what was happening, had a chance to say goodbye, etc. etc. etc.)

    -May your memories bring you comfort

    -Everything happens for a reason/God needed an angel/God wouldn't give you more than you can handle

    It is best not to mention what I'll call religious comfort. Keep in mind that people who find comfort in their faith may not find comfort in statements like the ones I've listed above in the very early days after a loss. It is best to err on the side of caution and leave them out.

    Many of the religious statements or platitudes listed above are not really about about offering support. They're encouraging the bereaved to accept their new reality or express gratitude during heartache. Platitudes essentially come across as minimizing the bereaved's pain. 

    The advice listed above is just that — one person's advice. These are tips are based on what I've learned after speaking with many bereaved people, and also having written hundreds of cards myself. Trust your gut, and use these recommednations as a guide. 

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