Extra strong pipe cleaner coil - 4 metres - ideal for wire armatures
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 strong and stiff, but if bent back and forth repeatedly may break. If you need to adjust your armatures in this way, you may be better off with our 0.5mm cotton covered copper wire which 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.
We use these on the dormouse and if you want to make up your own dormouse, we stock the lovely luxury pipe cleaners we use for the tail (see separate listing).
Please note that repeated bending of the pipe cleaners can lead to the wire breaking, so if your item requires constant bending you may like to use the cotton covered copper wire.
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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.