I just recently discovered needle felting. I love it because it's quick and not very technical. I whipped out four of these little apples in 15 minutes at the same table my boys were doing their school work at. You'll need a block of needle felting foam, a felting needle, a bit of wool roving and for this project a small bit of brown wool felt about 1 inch wide.
Cut a small piece of your wool felt to make a stem. Pull away (not cut) a small piece of roving and wrap snugly around your stem.
Now start jabbing your needle through the fibers over and over again. Wool fibers are barbed and when you agitate them with your needle, which is also barbed, the fibers begin to hold together. I am careful to turn my apples often so that the fibers don't become stuck in the foam. You also want to make sure you are coming at your wool from many different angles to get a good hold. Depending on the size of your apple, you may want to leave the fibers a little loose in order to attach a second layer of roving.
Wrap your second layer of roving around your apple and go around the whole thing jabbing your needle until all of the felt feels secure.
You will begin to see that you can start scultpting your apple with your needle. I went around the base of my apple a few extra times to narrow it down. I then went at the apple from the top, pushing the fibers down into the stem to shape the top.
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