'Sleeping Aussie Baby' Tawny Frogmouth Felting Kit
Project 8, Level 2
Now it’s time to learn how to attach a long coat. This is a different result to reverse felting however you will still be using the reverse needle extensively in this Feltorial. I will introduce you to the ‘Esther Method’ and tell you all about how I learned this technique. The skills you have learned up till now are all repeated and enhanced as I challenge you to create a beak and feet from wool.
This is a sculpture that requires a strong solid core for top coat attachment so you will be getting those felting guns out again. Using lots of strategic knots and the extra fine needle these micro movements will prepare you for the advanced level coming up in the next project.
The claws of these babies are optional but worth the effort and Learning curve. I had no idea how I would create such delicate toes with a claw without an armature! I just made it up as I went along, it’s just wool so keep pushing it!
As I’ve said before, the repetition is so important to help you hone your magic. Why don’t you make a clutch of Tawny chicks. The skills gained in this Feltorial are important for the big picture.
Included in the kit:
- A ball of (light) Romney core, about 20 gms.
- White Corriedale about 5 gms.
- White Icicle Synthetic about 5 gms.
- White Fake Cashmere about 1 gm.
- Raw Gold Corriedale, less than 1 gm.
- Raw Bronze Corriedale, less than 1 gm.
- Size 32, 36, 38, 40 needle and reverse needle.
Downloadable PDF Feltorial with the instructions.
NOT included are Felting foam (any foam will do, like car sponge), Glasses or protective goggles, Pointy Tipped Scissors, Curved Nail Scissors, Marker or Pencil, White Glue, Baking Paper, Gloves, Face mask, Vacuum cleaner, Clothes brush and Apron which you will need.
To spare nature there are no printed instructions in the kit, you will receive a link to download an extensive PDF Feltorial.
Why don't you give it a try. One stab at a time, I can guarantee you will enjoy it.