Learn to make needle felted wool dolls and animals with Felt Alive Needle Felting Workshops!  On DVD & now Online.

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My name is Kay Petal;  I Felt Alive



Welcome to my magical world of sculptural needle felting!

...where wondrous fluffs of wool transform into whimsical characters with heart and soul.  As much as I love creating my zany characters, I love teaching this fun craft through video workshops and sharing the joy it brings in any way I can!  I hope you find my site informative and inspiring.  

Thanks for Visiting!  

Your Friend in Needle Felting, Kay Petal






Latest Projects

Whoopi Goldberg with her Felt Alive li'l Whoopi Doll

Li'l Whoopi II

more in the gallery


The Coneheads - needle felted wool caricature dolls by Kay Petal - Felt Alive Wool Sculptures - copyright 2015

Li'l Coneheads


needle felted wool Mick Jagger caricature doll by Kay Petal - Felt Alive Wool Sculptures

Li'l Mick Jagger





& Li'l Whoopi  the original


Needle Felting is such a crazy, cool craft!

Its popularity is sweeping the world.  Nearly anything that one can imagine can be created from wool using only single barbed felting needles!

My specialty is needle felted dolls with a focus on celebrity caricatures.  My Felt Alive dolls are fully jointed, solid felted wool and require no sewing, no stuffing, no painting, no knitting or crocheting, no patterns and no wire armatures!  That's right, none of that!  Shaping and sculpting fluffy, unspun wool with barbed felting needles is nearly like magic. 

Needle Felted Celebrity Art Dolls by Kay Petal

l-r Donald Trump, Marilyn Monroe, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Conan O'Brien, Willie Nelson, Spock, John Travolta, Janice Joplin, Will Ferrell  and Johnny Cash!

Needle felting first caught my eye in 2007 and it is leading me on a fantastic journey of discovery and helped me connect with the artist lurking in me.  I have discovered my life's passion and there is rarely a day you won't find me poking at wool.

Fun Tools for A FUN CRAFT!  

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Felt Alive Felting Needles are the best!  

In single, double and quad point (to speed up your felting) our fabulous felting needles are color-coded to accompany all Felt Alive Video Workshops with a cushioned grip for comfort.  If you love needle felting you will 'felt head over heels' for Felt Alive Felting Needles!

I Would LOVE to Teach You How!

 I hear it so often from my students how much needle felting benefits their lives.  I couldn't agree more!  I think everyone everywhere could benefit from a good dose of wooly creativity.  The wool seems to LOVE being stabbed into shape with the needles.  It seems to have a mind of its own and truly wants to come to life in many new forms!

ALl you have to do is learn a few basic beginner needle felting techniques and you'll be well on your way to a lifetime of creative joy!  

Get Started Today with Instant ONLINE Access to the entire library of Felt Alive Video Workshops - 11 titles - Over 30 hours of instruction from my felting pad!  Include a beginner needle felting kit and we'll ship it for FREE - anywhere in the US!

beginner needle felting kit ships free

Workshops also available individually
On DVD with optional Kits

Li'l Willie Nelson Needle Felted Wool Art Doll

Li'l Whoopi Needle Felted Wool Art Doll

Li'l Willie Nelson

This is my second version of this musical legend.

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Li'l Whoopi

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