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How to make Pom-Poms from Wool tops/roving or wool batts

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How to make Pom-Poms from Wool tops/roving or wool batts

Making Pom-Poms with wool tops/roving and batts (to make Needle Felted Animals) Materials:Wool tops or wool battsCard boardScissorsStrong thread or yarnA coffee/tea cupA lid from a small jar/bottleA pencil Draw around your cup onto the card and cut these out so you end up with two separate circles.       Using the smaller lid, draw inside both of the cut discs.   Cut through the disc and around the inner circle. You should end up with two identical discs looking like donuts Place these up on top of each other so that the slit is also lined up. Choose...

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Ginga Ninja, our real lifesize Rhode Island Chicken - by Steffi Stern

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Ginga Ninja, our real lifesize Rhode Island Chicken - by Steffi Stern

Sophie and I couldn't have planned the joint venture of becoming parents to Ginga Ninja! It just happened! We were at a classy showcase Fair in Cheltenham, feeling a little out of place, and wondered what we could do to while the time away. At that point neither of us had done any serious large scale needle felting (Sophie did her sleeping fox!) and so we decided to upscale the chicken (cover picture) from our book Making Needle Felted Animals by following the instructions as written by myself for a tiny hen no bigger than the size of a child's...

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Making Large Needle Felt Animals: The Goose with wire armature

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Making Large Needle Felt Animals: The Goose with wire armature

How Brian the Goose came to be! Our Brian is a life size white goose who is a pet portrait of a real circus performing goose who belonged to a local circus called Gifford Circus. (well worth a visit!) Said goose had sadly passed away and our needle felted goose is in memory of the real Brian the Goose. Our Brian started out as a wire frame made from ordinary garden fence wire which I purchased at a DIY store. I shaped it so that the whole of the goose from head to toe was supported by the wire.   I started wrapping...

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2d Needle Felting Basic Instructions - Flowers, Butterflies, Bunting, Cards, Pictures etc

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2d Needle Felting Basic Instructions - Flowers, Butterflies, Bunting, Cards, Pictures etc

2d Needle Felt Basic Instructions: You will need: Felting Needle (or 7 felting needles in holder) Felting Mat (we use either foam or brush mat) Felting Wool Optional: Base fabric to work into (for example we use hessian or water soluble paper, you can use any fabric you can get a needle through!) Optional: Scissors, Pencil   Basic Instructions for all types of 2d felting: Have your felting mat in front of you. Lay the base fabric over the mat (if the fabric is bigger than the mat you may need to move it around as you work). Take a...

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2d Needle Felting Basic Instructions

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2d Needle Felting Basic Instructions

2d Needle Felt Basic Instructions: You will need: Felting Needle (or 7 felting needles in holder) Felting Mat (we use either foam or brush mat) Felting Wool Optional: Base fabric to work into (for example we use hessian or water soluble paper, you can use any fabric you can get a needle through!) Optional: Scissors, Pencil   Basic Instructions for all types of 2d felting: Have your felting mat in front of you. Lay the base fabric over the mat (if the fabric is bigger than the mat you may need to move it around as you work). Take a...

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