Needle felting is the hottest new craft and we absolutely love it! We've got several really cute needle felting projects right here on Gathered including this mini needle felted animals and needle felt birds but for your obsession to truly grow you need some books. Needle felting books are great for both newbies and more advanced crafters because they come with tons of projects, techniques and step-by-step tutorials for you to make and master.


We've collected 12 needle felting books which you can buy for yourself, for a pal or for a present. There's five needle felting books for beginners which cover all the basics you need and five needle felting books for more advanced crafters. Oh and we've popped two needle felting books for kids in there too so your whole family can fall in love! Click below to jump to the section which is best for you and enjoy.

If you're looking for more books for your craft shelf head to our top crochet books and best amigurumi crochet books.

Needle felting books

All these needle felting books work great alongside our guides here at Gathered. We have everything from a beginners guide to needle felting to a round-up of the best felting wool. Once you've mastered the basic techniques using these books and our guides you can find a new project using our needle felting ideas for beginners and our DIY needle felted Christmas decorations.

Needle felting books for beginners

Here's five needle felting books that are ideal for beginners. These are the books for you if you're a complete newbie and need to learn all the basics! We'd also recommend browsing our needle felting kits for some easy, how-to projects.

1. Dace & Balchins needle felting book for beginners

needle felting books for beginners

Roz Dace and Judy Balchin are both experienced needle felters and we've loved their blog Woolly Felters for a long time! They sell a range of kits but this book is perfect for needle felting beginners. All the basics are covered as well as 12 beginner projects which feature everything from miniature teacup worlds to endangered animals. We love how it teaches you the history of needle felting alongside practical tips, tricks, and templates. It has rave reviews and comes highly recommended by most crafters (including us!).

2. Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting book

Susanna Wallis is a member of the International Feltmakers' Association which means we fully trust her needle felting books! This needle felting book is for beginners and covers all the basic techniques you'll need to know. There's over 100 illustrations and clear instructions so you can start your needle felting journey.

3. Loria Rea's complete needle felting course

Lori Rea's needle felting book for beginners is another great addition to your craft bookshelf. This book will help you to master the basics techniques as well as teaching you about needle sizes, what wool to use and extra tips and hacks.

4. From basics to bears needle felting book

needle felting books from basics

Liza Adams is an experienced needle felter and we love her new book From Basics to Bears. This book will teach you all the basic techniques like making shapes, needle felting joints and crafting little faces that are full of expression. It's a needle felting book for beginners that will get you hooked!

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5. Juliana Mason's needle felting book for beginners


Juliana Mason has collected all the necessary wool sculpting techniques and collated them into one needle felting book for beginners. You can also get Juliana's book on your kindle making it easy for you to needle felt along with the book.

Advanced needle felting books

These needle felting books are perfect for those of you who have mastered the basics and are looking for a challenge! Our mini felted whale is a great project if you want to test your skills.

6. Natural world needle felting book

advanced needle felting book Fi Oberon

Fi Oberon's needle felting book is perfect for those of you who aren't sure of your skill level. There's 20 projects in a range of difficulty levels so you can craft some easier animals as well as some trickier ones. You can determine your skill level then pick up some other books in our round-up for even more of a challenge.

7. Bird needle felting book

Bird needle felting books

Miwa Utsunomiya's needle felting book is perfect for bird lovers! There's 35 cute bird projects inside including the tutorials for parrots, parakeets and much, much more.

8. Danielle Ives needle felting book

advanced needle felting books

Dani Ives's style of needle felting is completely unique and we're here number one fans. She uses wool fibers and a felting needle to layer and "paint" embellishments onto totes, hoops, clothing and more. If you're looking to needle felt something different to your classic 3D animal figures then this is the book for you.

9. Next level needle felting book

advanced needle felting book

Nancy Wesley has been felting for 10 years which makes her an expert in all things needle felting. This book will teach you a ton of techniques that will take your felting to the next level. Nancy will teach you how to make everything from a harbour seal to a humpback whale.

10. The Art of Moy Mackay needle felting book

The Art of Moy Mackay needle felting book

Moy Mackay is a bestselling author and renowned textile artist who will teach you the true beauty of felt. There's guidance on both hand and machine stitching as well as needle felting to help you step up your felting game. Plus this book is full of Moy's incredible work so if you love felt you'll love this book.

Needle felting books for kids

These needle felting books are ideal for kids. Head over to our kids crafts section for more creative goodness.

11. Mia Underwood's needle felting for kids

Needle felting books for kids

Mia Underwood has written several needle felting books but this one is perfect for kids. There's over 30 projects which are suitable for ages 7+. They're all adorable animal tutorials and are accompanied by simple instructions that are perfect for kids.

12. Alex Kuskowski needle felting for kids

Alex Kuskowski needle felting for kids

The Cool Needle Felting for Kids book will teach ages 8-11 the first steps needle felting. They'll learn how to make a colourful bracelet, a mini bowl and even a cuddly penguin.


We hope you've enjoyed our needle felting books round up! Make sure you check out our free needle felting projects right here on Gathered. There's a mini teacup tutorial, some needle felt cherries and even some super cute needle felt egg cosies.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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