Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories! Not necessarily for the story itself – but I like the characters. I’ve been wanting to do a needle felted set or scene, so I decided to do Alice, the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire cat. This set was inspired by a needle felting kit that I saw in a Japanese craft store by the brand Mille.
I often see needle felting kits that consist of wool and some instructions, and I feel that for me this is a waste because most of time time I have all the colors on hand. Also, I don’t like to follow the directions in Japanese needle felting kits because I’m too lazy to read the directions. It takes major effort for me to read Japanese and figure out all that kanji! Japanese is really difficult for me to learn for some reason! Why are there so many different alphabets? There 3 to be exact, and one consists of about 1000+ jouyou kanji characters :(. And I’m one of those people who likes to read directions for everything. However, in this case I would rather just make my own design instead of spending time translating the directions!
Anyway, here is my first needle felted “chibi.” I learned about chibis on YouTube and I’m still not totally sure what they are. Are they just cute miniatures of people? Comment below if you have an opinion on this!
The most difficult and time consuming part of this piece is the hair. It’s really something that is hard to measure. You have to eyeball it and trim and tuck here and there to get it right.
Also, I made Alice’s bow blue but I believe it’s actually black in the movie so feel free to make that adjustment!
3 grams peach wool
4 grams yellow wool
2.5 grams blue wool (2 for body and 0.5 for hair bow)
less than 0.5 grams white wool
less than 0.5 grams red
less than 0.5 grams brown
less than 0.5 grams pink wool
Time Required: approximately 90 minutes
head: 10-12 mins
body base: 7-10 mins
apron and gloves: 7-10 mins
bow: 7-10 mins
hair: 25-30 mins
attaching hair, body and bow: 10 mins
face: 5 mins
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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