'Sleeping Aussie Baby' Numbat Felting Kit
Level 1, Project 1.
I have designed my Feltorials and Felting Kits essentially for beginners however anyone who has stabbed extensively will still gain an insight into my unique method to achieve realism.
This series has been years in the making and I have learned a lot about wool and how it behaves along the way. Using these skills I created a ‘Sleeping Aussie Babies’ range after being inspired by the sleeping mice and rabbits of the northern hemisphere.
With my first baby, the sleeping numbat, I have kept it simple. The biggest lesson with this entry level Feltorial is how the core receives the top coat and how important it is to have this type of core.
My core wool is sourced ethically from a local Romney breeder. I wash it and process it for the kits, it has a wonderful natural colour range from dark to light. Most of all the Romney holds its shape and is open enough to accept the finer topcoats which consist of Shetland, Corriedale and Merino. It will compact to a firm piece with dedicated stabbing but holds its shape when only lightly tacked.
You will learn about tacking and stabbing and the difference along with many other fun felty terms in the glossary. There is only one needle in this kit, which is a regular size 38.
It took me a lot of discipline to simplify this particular Feltorial and still achieve a level of realism. This realism is the cornerstone of my unique style and something most stabbers want to master. It’s all about creating an illusion.
Included in the kit:
- A ball of Romney Core wool about 8—10 gram.
- Shetland Top Coat in 4 colours; brown 5 gram, grey 5 gram, black 1—2 gram and white 1—2 gram.
- Size 38 Needle.
- Downloadable PDF Feltorial with the instructions.
NOT included are Felting foam (any foam will do, like car sponge) and 2 Cardboard cards.
To spare nature there are no printed instructions in the kit, you will receive a link to download an extensive PDF Feltorial. In 23 pages, with over 50 pictures and written instructions, Reena Lee takes you step by step through the process.
Why don't you give it a try. One stab at a time, I can guarantee you will enjoy it.