I created this leaf and thought I would share with you how to needle felt. You need to buy a foam block, a set of felting needles and some wool. Supplies can be bought at George Weil or GillianGladRag. The great thing about needle felting is that the design evolves.
To begin with start by building up a base of layered wool. Lay it on top of the foam block and use the needle to matt the fibers together. Warning: It really hurts when you accidentally needle your hand so pay attention! Turn the piece over and make sure you also matt the other side. Keep adding to it with different colours and layers until you are happy.
You need a little bit of faith when needle felting as it looks completely pants to begin with, but stick with it and it will get better. Have a look at the pictures below to see how it is done.
I still might add to my leaf and I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Special thanks to my friend Lynn for teaching me how to do this.