Felt a bird and a nest.
This sweet birdie's finished size is about 3 inches high and 2 inches wide. The nest is approximately 4 inches in diameter.
all materials available from Ornamentea.com
- Penny F. added Felted Bird & Nest to Needle felting 10 Jan 03:29
- Kimberly <3 favorited Felted Bird & Nest 20 Apr 16:31
- Chudames favorited Felted Bird & Nest 23 Mar 23:14
- Aurelie L. added Felted Bird & Nest to Porte-Clef 14 Mar 22:31
- Lois favorited Felted Bird & Nest 31 Jan 18:53
- Laura T. favorited Felted Bird & Nest 21 Dec 18:47
- BlauPiepmatz favorited Felted Bird & Nest 03 Nov 01:22
- Rhonda G. favorited Felted Bird & Nest 15 Sep 09:36
- Stephanie T. favorited Felted Bird & Nest 09 Aug 23:26
- Valeria H. favorited Felted Bird & Nest 08 Jul 00:04
To begin, pull about two continuous feet of wool off a cinnamon roving bundle. Shape into a 3-dimensional nest with your hands (approx. 4" in diameter). Cut a small piece of foam to fit the inside of your nest and place it inside. With your nest upside down on your foam mat, begin felting the piece by poking your felting needle into the wool and back out again (your needle will go slightly into the foam inside). Do this all over your nest for five to ten minutes until your nest has begun to firm up. Take the foam piece inside of your nest out and felt the inside with your needle for another 5 to 10 minutes. When you are happy with your nest's firmness, place it aside.
For the bird body, pull a 12" by 1.5" strip of wool off the ampelopsis roving bundle. Roll the strip tightly like a little barrel and felt the tail end in loosely. Felt the loose edges in and concentrate on making a rounded egg shape using well placed pokes. (To avoid poking your fingers you can hold the wool ball with another felting needle instead of your hands.) When this is achieved, take another 12" by 1.5" strip and wrap it tightly around the original piece, but in the opposite direction. Felt the tail end down, the loose ends in, and all around the wool in order to make a nice, tight roundish shape.
For the head, get a 6" by 1" piece of ampelopsis roving and roll tightly. Felt the tail end in and only one side of your piece in order to make a gum drop type shape. Take the fuzzy, flat side of the head piece and place it on the bird body in the correct position. Felt all around the bottom perimeter of the head, poking the fluffiness to create a bond with the body.