Barn Owl needle felting video tutorial (NO WOOL will be posted to you)
(You do not need to purchase this separately if you have purchased the complete Barn Owl felting pack)
This is the Barn Owl needle felting instructional video tutorial that has been broken down into easy to follow lessons so you can follow along at your own pace. No physical product will be sent to you.
The passcode will be provided to you in a PDF download which also serves as the template sheet to guide you with the shapes and sizes. Download the PDF and then 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.
➡️ 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 use silk clay to make talons
➡️ how to make functional bird feet that you can use to pose your bird from wire, wool and PVA glue
➡️ layering wool to blend colours and using carders
When you have made your Barn Owl you will have learned the skills needed to make bird feet using wire, silk clay, 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.
Who is the needle felting tutorial suitable for?
Suitable for more confident beginners and those who are needle felters already and who want to develop their skills.
Are there any special requirements?
Good eye sight and somewhere comfortable to work is beneficial.
You will need the following tools/equipment
silk clay for the talons in black
3 x 20 gauge lengths of florists wire 14 inches long
core wool 50g and additional core wool 10g (Corridale batting or similar)
15g carded New Zealand wool for the main colour of your owl (Sage)
15g of carded Corridale in Fawn for the feet and feathers
5g each of carded Corridale in grey (Fog) and two browns ( Deer & Mouse) for adding colour to your owl's body and feathers
a pinch of black for the eyes
You will also need the following:
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
Hand carders are useful if you have them (or dog brushes)
How long will it take to make?
Allow around 6 to 8 hours plus overnight time for drying the PVA glue
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!