This is a great kit for beginners but still enjoyable for an experienced felter who is looking for a quick and easy project. The finished gnomes get compliments wherever they go.
Felting time: about 1 hr. per gnome depending on individual felting speed.
Kit is beautifully packaged and includes:
Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting (a bit of general information)
Instruction Sheet with pictures of every step
Link to video instructions (highly recommended!)
Four color-coded felting needles in a handy paper tube
Two types of felting wool
You will also need:
A mat to use as a work surface. Choose from foam, burlap, or wool. Once you have a mat, it can be used for many projects.
Follow the written and video instructions or deviate and make the gnomes your own by changing their beards, hats, etc. When taught as a class, many students make changes in hat shape, beard/mustache/nose shape, and some people like to add a ball to the end of the hat.
This kit is intended for adults and kids over 10 yrs. who possess good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to work with focus and care. (Caution - felting needles are sharp!)