Lovebirds 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 lovebird felting kit)
This is the lovebirds 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 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.
Who is the needle felting tutorial 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...
You will need the following tools/equipment
Core wool 20g for each bird
Coloured wool (I highly recommend carded wool) in 5g amounts of any colours you choose
Wire for feet
Felting needles and a mat to felt on
PVA glueSharp 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!