Felted Taxidermy Creature on a Plaque

A felted taxidermy creature on a plaque is a fun project that combines needle felting and woodworking. The Magic Trout Imaginarium created this project in partnership with the Industry Training Authority (ITA Youth) for the ITA Maker Club Manual. 

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a group of teachers stands in a carpentry workshop holding up their felted taxidermy projects

cover of the ITA Youth Maker Club Manual. A hand drawn image of robots with eyes on the end of a long tube work in a maker factory inspectiong maker supplies

The Maker Club Manual

Features 6 fun maker projects created by local makers. Explore woodworking, electrical, metal work and automotive concepts and skills. The most popular project in the manual has been felted taxidermy creatures on a plaque (aka 'Creepy Creatures on a Plaque').

Over the past several year we've travelled all over BC teaching workshops based on this manual. 

teacher holds a felted taxidermy mouse on a plaque that looks like its jump through the plaque. Title at the top reads Needle Felting int he Classroom: beginner project wool and wood

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WHAT IS NEEDLE FELTING?

Needle felting involves using a sharp barbed needle to sculpt and shape wool roving into 3D shapes like animals, landscapes, food, or even masks or clothing.  Many people we’ve taught to felt at workshops at schools, libraries and event comment on how easy and stress relieving it is! A little stabbing can really get the stress out; hence why teachers seem to love felting so much!

Wool has been used for knitting, weaving, crocheting and even wet felting for many years, but the phenomenon of needle felting only came about with the invention of the industrial felting machine. Someone, somewhere got the brilliant idea to remove a single needle from the machine and use it to sculpt.

In needle felting, it is best to use wool that catches easily on felting needles. All of the Magic Trout Imaginarium’s felting kits use Corriedale wool. Our wool is sustainable sourced wool from Ashford in New Zealand, colored with natural non toxic dyes.

Once you learn the art of felting you can move onto creating your own wonderous wool creations. Check out our blog for tutorials as well as our gallery to see all the fun projects you could create with wool! We also have a Youtube channelInstagram and Pinterest

Still not convinced? Read about why wool is so awesome here

Download the Free Maker Club Manual to create your felted taxidermy creature project!