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Extra stiff pipe cleaner coil - 4 metres - ideal for wire armatures

Extra stiff pipe cleaner coil - 4 metres - ideal for wire armatures

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Extra strong pipe cleaner coil - 4 continuous metres, white, ideal for wire armatures for needle felting. 

Ideal for those who love our extra strong pipe cleaners but who find that 30cm isn't long enough - here we have 4 metres on a coil so you can cut off exactly what you need!

**Please note: these pipe cleaners are stiffer than ordinary craft pipe clenaer, but if bent back and forth repeatedly (5-6 times) they may break. If you need to bend the pipe cleaner repeatedly, our 0.5mm cotton covered copper wire may be more suitable. This is is about the same stiffness but much more malleable.**

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.

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How to make a wire armature:

A wire armature looks a bit like a very simple skeleton. 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 spine 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.

Click here to see our free tutorial on wire armature tips and techniques.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Tammy Auckland
Bugs bunny

I used this for the armature to build bugs bunny and I found it to be plenty strong enough.

Jen blunden
Good and strong

Used for fairy type arms. It works well and enables you to cut to a desired length. Easy to bend to shape.

Makes felting easier

Soft cotton covering helps wool stick easily to pipe cleaner. I find it easier to build up shapes (e.g. legs) using pipe cleaner vs other wires as you have a head start. The continuous loop helps me be more efficient (no odd lengths/off cuts that aren't quite right size) and can cut to any length for larger creatures. I was worried it would hold its curved shape being in a loop but it does not, it easily goes straight or whatever shape you like.