Barn Owl needle felting pack with video tutorial (makes one owl)
The barn owl needle felting pack contains the materials needed to make a handsome free standing barn owl (stands at approx 8 to 9 inches tall)
The kit comes with ready made silk clay talons which you can glue into place. If you have silk clay or similar at home you can make them yourself using the tutorial.
The pack comes with a detailed instructional video tutorial that has been broken down into easy to follow lessons so you can follow along at your own pace.
The video tutorial can be found on a passcode protected page on my website which you can find by heading to the 'tutorials for kits' page in the header menu. The passcode will be provided to you in your felting pack along with a template sheet to guide you with the shapes and sizes.
➡️ 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 using wire, wool & PVA glue
➡️ how to blend colours
When you have made your barn owl 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.
In your pack you will find the following materials:
Corridale carded slivers in a grey, fawn, and two browns
New Zealand wool in
50g Corridale batting (core wool) for the body shape
10g Corridale batting for the wings and additional decoration of the owl
15g of carded New Zealand wool for the main colour
15g of carded Corridale in Fawn for the feet and feathers
5g each of carded Corridale in grey and two browns for the feathers
A pinch of black
3 lengths of wire for the feet in 20g SWG
8 pre made silk clay talons
A template sheet to guide you with the shapes and sizes
PLEASE NOTE : there are NO felting needles or rice sack in this supply pack. You can add these in the drop down menu. You will be sent an unfilled rice sack and two 38g triangle needles.
Who is the needle felting kit suitable for?
Suitable for more confident beginners and those who are needle felters already who want to learn and develop their skills.
Are there any special requirements?
Good eye sight and somewhere comfortable to work is beneficial.
You will also need the following tools/equipment
Felting needles and a mat to felt on
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?
This is quite a big project so allow around 6 to 8 hours to make your bird plus time overnight 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 owl.
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!
Optional hessian rice sack & felting needles