If you are new to needle felting, then you might be wondering how to make a needle felted bobo. The process is easy, but it takes a bit of time. Initially, you'll need to compact the felt by using a coarse needle. Then, switch to a finer needle to smooth the finished bird. Begin by making an egg shape with natural white wool, adding a half-circle dome for the bird's head.
Stabbing the wool hundreds of times with a needle
The basic method of needle felting is to stab the wool hundreds of times to create a realistic stuffed animal. A needle felting robin is easy and can be done by a beginner. Start with a piece of red wool roving. This will be the robin's body and face. Use black beads for eyes and dark brown wool for the beak.
The more barbs on a needle, the faster it will felt the wool. Thinner gauge needles will work better with softer wools and finer details. When purchasing needles, buy at least ten in size 36 or 38. Buying needles in bulk is more cost effective. Once you have enough wool for one felted robin, you can begin adding the second color.
Before you start needle felting, you need to prepare your needle. The needle used in needle felting has small barbs that are very sharp. The barbs on the needle 'grab' the wool fibers when you stab it. When the needle has finished, the wool will lock together and form the desired shape. A pillow is a good surface for needle felting.
When you make a needle felted robin, you can use a large or small piece of wool. To create a needle felted robin, roll up the wool and continue to lock the fibers. After the needle is in place, you can add the wool until the piece is firm and sculpted. It will look more realistic with the tufts attached to the head.
When needle felting, it is important to be careful not to stab the wool too hard. Because needles are delicate, they can break if not used correctly. The needles should be used carefully and not twisted or bent. It is best to use finer needles. The reverse needle's barbs will pull the fibres out and make the finished product fluffy.
Making a robin's nest
This craft is fun for young and old alike. It takes some needle felting skill and a good supply list. Several supplies are needed, including a foam mat, needles, eyes, and a pipe cleaner. You can use pliers to bend the wire to form the base of the robin's head. A little black wool will also add detail to the head. Afterwards, your needle felted robin's nest is complete!
A simple needle felted project like a robin's nest can be completed in a few hours, even by a complete beginner. Begin by dividing the blue wool into three equal strips. Each strip should be approximately double the length of your hand. Next, roll each strip into a spiral shape, similar to playdough. The tighter the spiral, the easier it is to felt.
The red wool roving will be the robin's face and breast. Next, you'll need to insert a PVA beak and use a black cone as the bird's body. Once you're finished, attach a black robin's nest to a handmade branch or tree for an adorable decoration. It is fun for the whole family, and a needle felted robin's nest makes a great gift!
Making a round robin's beak
First, make the round beak from brown felt. Fold it in half and stitch it onto the brown part of the robin's body. Use brown yarn for the legs and add brown buttons for eyes. After the beak is finished, attach the robin's eyes to the beak using brown thread. Let the robin dry and put it on a shelf to display.
To finish, sew the body pieces together, leaving a 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) opening on the back curve. Next, sew a small pocket by stitching together two 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) pieces of fabric. Fill the pocket with scented potpourri and close it with a ladder stitch. Once the beak is finished, insert the stuffed robin into the round beak.
Next, add a beak to the Round Robin's head by attaching a small ball of yellow wool to the center. Make the beak 3D. Attach the eyeballs to the ball above the beak by fluffing the wool on the backside. If you want to make a rattle with the round robin, insert a piece of rice in the center.
To make a round robin's beaked, you'll need to use all-natural wool from a flock. For brown robins, choose Pips' natural brown wool. Grey robins are made with Sandy's natural grey wool. Red and orange robins are made with wool dyed from Mango. Lastly, make the legs and feet bendable.
Once you've made a robin with a red beak, you'll need a red button. Then, attach a red button eye to the beak and you're done. This bird is a quick project that requires only basic handsewing. You'll be reminded of spring in no time at all! If you're an avid needle felter, you can make your very own robin!