This video tutorial comes from Cat Clan Creative Arts(猫族创艺), and they are very good at making wool felt handicrafts. There are many tips in this video tutorial for you to learn. Even if you are a needle felting veteran, it will be very inspiring. For novices, many techniques in this tutorial will reduce the difficulty of production, so don't miss it.
Three important tips are mentioned in the video tutorial, as follows:
1. Use core wool
to base, and then wrap other colors of wool to reduce the use of color wool
and reduce costs
2. Use pins to fix the connection of parts and accessories
3. Use makeup brushes to assist in the drawing and outline of details
First, make the head and body, here we need to make two balls. Take some core wool, tear it off, roll it into a ball, and you're ready to stab. (How to make needle felted ball?
It is cost-effective to use core wool to make the bottoming ball. After all, core wool is very cheap. We usually prepare a lot of stuffed wool to make needle felted crafts, and we can use core wool to make big parts. Then wrap the outside of the ball with wool of different colors to meet our needs. This can significantly reduce the cost of needle felting.
Roll as you stab to ensure even felted. If you've never worked with needle felting before, check out our previous tutorial on making balls.
Head and body finished
Take a little pink wool, flatten it, and wrap the ball you just made with the core wool. Since we already have a ball base, we only need to felt the surface, then a light stab with a fine needle
can meet our needs while keeping the surface smooth.
Take a little pink wool and make ears
Lightly stab with a fine needle, being careful to stab your hand.
To make the nose, take a bit of pink wool, roll it into a cylinder, and start stabbing. Check out our previous basic tutorial if you don't know how to stab a cylinder.
Use pins to fix the position of the ears and nose. This little trick is efficient because it is difficult to adjust after stabbing it. Here, it is fixed by a pin, which allows us to adjust the position of the facial features at any time to achieve the best effect.
Once you've settled on the location, it's time to start fixing the nose and ears with needles.
Use a needle or awl to locate the eyes.
Apply glue to the ends of the eyes and place them in the sockets to secure them.
Take a little brown wool, rub it into a small ball, and stab to the back of the eye to make eye shadow
You can also use the eyeshadow pencil directly to draw the eyeshadow if you like. This little trick tells us to make good use of all the tools around us as our assistants. The eyeshadow is more natural and less complex.
Take a little brown wool to make the mouth
Like making noses, make limbs
Wrap the body in pink wool
Connect the limbs
Use the eyebrow pencil to add color to the piggy, nose, blush, limbs.
Make coffee cup
It is still to make a cylinder and compare the size in time to avoid being too large or too small.
Make a coffee cup handle
Yeah, one more step to stab out the nostrils