I went a little crazy a month or so ago making these gnomes... just using wool and a felting needle... oh, and I hand carded someof the wool to blend the colors a bit before felting .
I used a free tutorial from Sarafina Fibers to get me going. I'd been making my own gnomes for a few years, but her tutorial gave me some ideas and motivated me to be a bit freer in my use of materuals and make my gnomes a bit, well, gnomier.
I even found a gnome name gererator online ( somewhere)
and had fun coming up with names for all of them.
These were a pretty easy beginner felting project1`