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Finger Puppet Fairy Tutorial

Materials and supplies used in this video

Felt Alive Finger Puppet FAIRIES Video Workshop

.5 oz  Flesh Tone colored wool
1 oz (.5 oz ea of 2 colors) Needle Felting Wool
2 ea 6″ x 6″ Sheets Merino Prefelt
Wool for Details – small amounts of pink, brown and white + needle felting stick
Fiber For Hair – hand spun wool yarn, curly wool locks or merino roving
Felt Alive Felting Needles
1 Single & 1 Double Point Yellow 40t, 1 Single Black 36t & 1 Single Blue 40star
1 Foam Felting Pad 9″x6″

Here are the video chapters. The full discs are below.

Intro | Making the Head | Making the Face | Making the Ears | Making the Body

Making the Arms | Attaching the Head | Attaching the Limbs | Sculpting the Head

Finishing | Attaching the Legs | Finishing | Making the Wings | Attaching the Wings

Hair – Merino Roving | Hair – Curls | Hair – Yarn

Disc One

Disc Two

 

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Needle Felting a Pup Tutorial

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Fully jointed, flexible and fun. No wires, no glass eyes or clay noses – all you need is wool and a felting needle to needle felt a new best friend!

While learning some amazing and fun needle felting techniques, you will create an adorable puppy dog! With big, goofy paws and floppy ears, a tail that wags and jointed legs so he can jump and bound. These PUPS can even sit, stay & roll-over! No need for wire armatures, glass eyes or clay noses – you can do it all with wool!

Introduction | Basic Shapes | The Legs | The Head | Connecting the Parts | Heads and Tails | The Finishing Touches

 

 

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Needle Felting a Droit Tutorial

This workshop is one of my personal favorites. It’s a great one if you want to learn easy techniques for building a flexible, jointed body.

Droits Needle Felting Tutorial

These guys are silly and adorable – a great exercise in needle felting flexible, wire-free jointed bodies.
Workshop Features:
  • 5 Hours Narrated Video Instruction
  • Clear, Birds-Eye View with Close-Ups
  • Unique & Expressive Needle Felted Faces
  • Fully Jointed & Flexible (wire-free) Bodies That Stand on Their Own
  • Hands & Feet Made Easy
  • Fun & Easy for All Skill Levels

 

Disc 1

Introduction | Supplies | The Torso | The Head

Arms & Legs | The Nose | The Mouth  |  Sculpting the Nose

The Eyes | The Eye Lids | Sculpting | The Brow Bones

Disc 2

Finishing the Head | The Ears | Hip Joints

Knee Joints | Shoulder Joints  |  Elbow Joints

The Butt | The Belly| The Chest

Disc 3

Back Muscles | The Feet | The Toes & Attaching Feet

The Hands  |  The Fingers | Attaching the Hands

Attaching the Head | Finishing Touches

 

 

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Needle Felting a Bunny Tutorial

Felt along with me and learn the magic of sculptural needle felting! While learning some amazing and fun needle felting techniques, you will create adorable little bunnies!
With floppy ears and a cotton (err…wool) tail, Felt Alive Bunnies are great little pets and so fun and easy to bring to life!
No Sewing – No Stuffing – No Wire Armature – No Painting – NO PROBLEM!
As your needle felted Bunnies come to life on your felting pad, you will learn to make heads with expressive faces that will connect with a needle felted body using only wool and single barbed felting needles. No sewing or wire armatures here. Your finished Bunnies will be solid needle felted wool that seems nearly alive!

 

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Needle Felting a Doll Tutorial

Learn to Make Needle Felted Dolls of Your Very Own!

 If you’ve needle felted over wire armatures, you are going to feel liberated when you learn how easy it is to construct these sturdy, flexible characters using only wool and felting needles.
  • Needle felt the core structure using core wool batting
  • Connect the parts to create a strong and flexible needle felted body.
  • Fun techniques to make needle felted hands and feet that add so much life to your character.
  • Adding body contours using amazing yet simple techniques for creating a skin or flesh layer that rolls and stretches much like our own skin.
  • Learn techniques for needle felted shoes and clothing options using wool batting and prefelt.
  • Over 4 hours on faces will show you so many tricks for creating expression.
  • Needle felted eyes and teeth are their own special magic!
  • Blush and Shading is nearly like painting with wool
  • Several options for hair including straight and curly
  • Learn how to finish your project by filling in any holes left by the needles and taming down wool fuzzies.
  • Finished doll is approximately 10″-12″ tall.

 

Disc One

Introduction | The Basic Shapes | The Nose | The Mouth

Cheeks & Chin  | Sculpting Facial Features | The Eyes

Disc Two

The Eyes Continued | Facial Expressions | Teeth | Ears

Shading  |  A Quick Review  |  The Neck | Hair

Disc Three

Body Introduction | Body Parts | Hip Joints

Knees & Elbows   |  Body Building

Disc Four

A Review | Making the Feet | A Review | Getting Dressed

Attaching the Head | Finishing Touches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Needle Felting a SANTA Tutorial

Needle Felting a Santa Workshop

This is such a great video for learning advanced techniques for sweet, smiling needle felted faces with simple bodies.  Santa stands on his own without using any wire armatures – from head to toe he’s all needle felted wool.

Disc 1

Introduction | Santa’s Torso | Santa’s Head | Santa’s Legs

Santa’s Arms Santa’s Feet | Santa’s Face | The Mouth

Cheeks and Chin

Disc 2

Santa’s Eyes | Eyelids | Santa’s Teeth | Santa’s Ears

 Shading| Attaching the Parts

Disc 3

Butt & Belly | Attaching Santa’s Feet | Heels and Soles

Getting Dressed | Santa’s Mittens | Santa’s Jacket

Attaching Santa’s Head | Getting Dressed continued

Santa’s Hair |Santa’s Hat

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Disc 1  |  Disc 2  |  Disc 3

 

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Needle Felting a Funny Face Tutorial

 

Felt along with me, and learn the magic of sculptural needle felting! In my easy-to-follow workshop – Needle Felted Funny Faces – You will learn fun and easy techniques for making funny faces out of wool using single barbed felting needles.

As you learn to make a head with a funny face, you will learn about wool and felting needles and many, many tips and tricks as I chatter away through 138 minutes of needle felting fun! I really do make it easy! Even a beginner can make a Funny Face!

Introduction | Making a Head Shape | Constructing the Face

Constructing the Face part 2 | The Eyes | The Teeth | The Ears

Finishing Touches (Hair)

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Funny Faces

 

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Needle Felting a FAIRY Tutorial

Needle Felting is truly an amazing craft. It’s relaxing, meditative, therapeutic, peaceful, magical and a bit mysterious.

In this 9 hour long tutorial, I do my best to take the mystery out as I teach you, step-by-step and poke-by-poke, the secrets of bringing wool to life.

Needle Felted FAIRY Dolls Workshop Features:

  • Needle felt the core structure using core wool batting – no wire armatures!
  • Make flexible joints by connecting the core parts to create a strong and lifelike needle felted body.
  • You’ll learn fun techniques to make needle felted hands and feet that add so much life to your character.
  • Sculpt and form her little body using amazing yet simple techniques for creating a skin or flesh layer that rolls and stretches much like our own skin.
  • Learn techniques for needle felting her slippers and suit using batting and prefelt.
  • We spend several hours on faces so you’ll learn exactly how it’s done.
  • Needle felted eyes and teeth are their own special magic!
  • Blush and Shading is nearly like painting with wool
  • You’ll learn how simple it is to give your Fairy beautiful hair.
  • Learn how to finish your project by filling in any holes left by the needles and taming down wool fuzzies.
  • Finished FAIRY doll is approximately 8″ – 10″ tall.

 

1. Her Torso  |  2. Her Head  |  3. Her Arms and Legs 

4. Building Her Face  |  5. Sculpting Her Face

 6. Her Mouth and Teeth  |  7. Her Nose and Eyes |  8. Her Ears

9. Her Shading  |  10. Her Knee and Elbow Joints

11. Her Hip and Shoulder Joints | 12. Her Neck

13. Her Hands and Feet  |  14. Her 4 B’s – Butt, Belly, Breasts and Back

15. Wrapping Her Body | 16. Her Slippers   

17. Her Suit and Attaching Her Head  |  18. Her Dress 

19. Finishing Her Surface  |  20. Her Wings and Hair

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Disc 1  |  Disc 2  |  Disc 3  |  Disc 4  |  Disc 5

 

 

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