Lovebirds needle felting pre recorded video masterclass
The Lovebirds needle felting masterclass takes you step by step through each stage of making two very colourful Lovebirds with poseable feet.
This is the video masterclass only and no physical felting pack will be sent to you. Please see my other listing for the complete felting pack with video masterclass.
➡️ building up the core shape of the bird
➡️ making a beak with wool and glue
➡️ making feathers and how to get them super smooth and thin
➡️ how to make functional bird feet that you can use to pose your bird
When you have made your lovebirds you will have learned the skills needed to make bird feet using wire, wrapping wire in wool and sculpting a beak using wool and PVA glue.
You will also appreciate the value of making a solid core to your 3D projects and have learned how to create thin pieces of felt to make individual feathers.
If you find making bird feet tricky, you can always attach a piece of embroidery thread through the Lovebird's head and display it as a hanging ornament.
Who is the needle felting kit suitable for?
Suitable for more confident beginners and those who are needle felters already and who want to learn and develop their skills.
Each lovebird has it's own character and because they are all individually made, they are all unique and original which is what makes them so much fun to make!
Are there any special requirements?
Good eye sight and somewhere comfortable to work is beneficial. A cup of tea also helps somewhat...
Pre recorded video tutorial
The video tutorial has been broken down into individual lessons to make it easy to follow. Each lesson will take you through the next step in making your Lovebirds
When you purchase the video masterclass, a link will be provided with a password for the page the masterclass is hosted on. There is a PDF file on this page for you to print out as it contains some shape and size guides for the various parts of your bird.
Allow around 4 to 5 hours to make each Lovebird plus time overnight for the glue to dry.
You will need the following materials:
Corridale carded wool in a green, yellow and blue and yellow (10g each)
Corridale wool in dark grey (2.5g)
Corridale batting (core wool) (20g x 2)
4 lengths of wire for the feet 20swg in 14 inch length
I also have this video tutorial with the accompanying felting pack available. Click the button 'more from this maker' to view them.
You will also need the following tools/equipment
Felting needles and a mat to felt on
PVA glue Sharp scissors and a felt pen
Pliers to snip and bend the wire
An awl or pokey thing to make a hole to insert the bird's legs
Sewing pins to help keep your bird symmetrical whilst working on it
How long will it take to make?
Allow around 4 to 5 hours to make one lovebird plus time to allow the glue to dry. The step by step lesson style tutorial will enable you to easily pick up from where you left off if you prefer to spend a few days making your lovebird.
Children aged 11+ can needle felt with supervision from an adult due to the nature of the barbed needles being quite sore should you accidentially poke your finger with one.
These are NOT toys, they are decorative ornaments. Keep away from pets too!
This course is taught online
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