Needles, Wool, Mistakes, Advice and the One Tip - Jodie from Doodle & Doofus

1. What are your favourite needles to use?

I use any needle whichever one i pick up first! I do like the twisted spiral needles, i don’t tend to swap once i get working i like to just get on with it.

2. What is your favourite type of wool to work with?

I mostly use sweetpea dolls super fast felting wool, i find it easy to felt with and it leaves a nice finish without having to add a top coat all the time.

3. What is the worst piece of  advice you keep hearing for needle felters?

I think the worst advice is to use cheap fillers like toy stuffing or polystyrene inside, i find it’s much harder to felt with these and there are lots of places that sell good quality core wool at a great price.

4. What common mistakes do people make when they start out?

The biggest mistake for beginners to make is to constantly compare with others and give up or say they can’t do it before they've even started to develop their own skills

5. What is the one thing a beginner could learn today that would  make a difference to their work?

Sorry…I have two!

Take your time and needle your project WAY more than you think you need to.

Spend some time reading about needle felting and understanding the different tools and supplies (lots of internet sources!).

About the artist:

According to her, the one thing a beginner should learn is to practice practice practice and have fun whilst you do it if you do a little bit every day then look back a year later, you will see a huge difference in your work.

The best place to see her work is or