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20x Extra strong pipe cleaners - 30cm - ideal for needle felt wire armatures

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20x Extra strong pipe cleaners, 30cm, white, ideal for wire armatures for needle felting. 

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 seperate listing).

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.

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