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In Felt It: Gnome Ornaments, Handwoven editor emerita and fiber enthusiast Anita Osterhaug walks you through the process of needle-felting these whimsical and wooly creatures from start to finish. In this video, Anita uses bits of colorful wool, basic needle-felting supplies, and a needle and thread to create these festive denizens of the magical forest. These gnomes make adorable home decorations, Christmas tree ornaments, gift decorations, toys, or gifts. They’re so fun and easy to make you’ll want to create an entire gnome village for your home. 

Run Time: 01:22:00

You’ll Love This Spinning Video If:

  • You’re a gnome fan!
  • You want to find a new way to use your fiber stash
  • You enjoy needle felting 
  • You want to create three-dimensional wool designs

In Felt It: Gnome Ornaments You’ll Learn:

  • How to choose the best wools for this project
  • Tips and techniques for needle felting
  • How to shape and assemble the gnomes
  • How to finish these festive ornaments 


Anita Osterhaug

Anita Osterhaug is an editor emerita of Handwoven magazine and a regular contributor. She has been devoted to all things fiber since her first embroidery project at age 8. In parallel with a writing career, her historical interests and fiber-mania led her to learn handspinning and weaving. When not spinning, weaving, or knitting, she can be found writing or reading about, teaching, or demonstrating fiber arts. She lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with husband, critters, and a slightly embarrassing array of looms, spinning wheels, and other fiber accoutrements.