7x Luxury fluffy brown and 7x extra strong pipe cleaners - 30cm - ideal for needle felt wire armatures and dormouse!
7x Luxury fluffy brown and 7x white extra strong pipe cleaners - 30cm - ideal for needle felt wire armatures and dormouse!
:Luxury Fluffy Pipe Cleaners: These are so fluffy you can't see the wire, they are perfect for giving a realistic furry look on needle felt creatures. We use these on the dormouse project.
Extra Strong Pipe Cleaners: The 'fluff' on these is a short cotton, ideal for wrapping wool around for wire armatures. You will find it easier to create poseable needle felt sculptures with these pipe cleaners as they are much stronger than normal craft pipe cleaners.
How to make a wire armature:
A wire armature looks a bit like a very simple skeleton. It is useful to create a wire armature for creatures which have long legs, neck, or need a bit of extra strength to allow more extreme poses. Imagine the neck and spine of your creature (and tail if it has one), with simple legs attached. It can help to draw a profile view of the animal at the size you want to make it, then trace the line of the neck / spine / tail and legs onto the drawing. Make your wire armature to fit the lines you have drawn. You can fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist around your spine pipe cleaner to create 2 legs.