The Humpback Whale needle felting course guides you through the process of making an 18 inch whale with a step by step video tutorial. (No physical product will be sent to you)
The detailed instructional video tutorial has been broken down into easy to follow lessons so you can follow along at your own pace in your own time.
On the course page you will find the step by step lessons guiding you through the process of making your whale and some PDF documents which contain templates and measurements to help you with getting the right size and shapes for your whale.
You will need to print them on to A4 paper at home.
Course lessons include:
➡️ the basics of using a simple armature so you can pose your whale
➡️ building up the core shape of the whale ready for adding a top coat of coloured wool
➡️ learn how to ensure symmetry so you can avoid wonky dorsal fins and mismatched eyes!
➡️ step by step instructions for making tubercules, the blow hole, eyes and dorsal fin
When you have finished your whale you will feel more confident and even prefer making larger woolly sculptures.
You will have learned to think about the position of your armature within your woolly sculpture which in turn will influence how you apply the core wool to build up the desired shape.
You will also have learned how to align features and patterns with symmetry to create a well balanced whale with minimal wonkiness!
A detailed 23 lesson course with PDF templates.
To make your whale you will need the following materials:
Core wool 200g
50g each of carded coloured wool in grey, light blue and dark blue
20g of carded coloured wool in white
a pinch of black and brown carded wool
2.5mm steel wire for the armature
3 pipe cleaners
The printable template sheets to guide you with the shapes and sizes
You will also need the following tools/equipment
Felting needles and a mat to felt on
Pliers for bending the wire
A felt pen for marking
A measuring tape
Sewing pins to help with marking out symmetry
Optional but useful:
Masking tape to cover cut end of the wire
You may want to card the wool to blend colours, so carders will come in handy but it's not essential
This course is taught online
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