‘Would you like to learn some basic techniques for needle felting tiny toes/feet/hands? Here I demonstrate one of my techniques for making toes by wrapping wool over wire. I also prepare them ready to attach onto an animal called a solenodon (a strange shrew-like creature with a long tail and venomous bite). This quick 11 min tutorial is easy to follow step by step.’
As you know I often take photos of my needle felted creations as I go along and have posted various tips and tutorials on my blog so you too can follow the same steps. However I have been wanting to do a video for ages so finally it is here!
Whilst making the feet for the solenodon I used my Samsung s4 mini (hung from some string on a bendy lamp stand!) to video my hands as I shaped the wire and wrapped the wool over it. I used windows movie maker to edit it and added narratives and music. Not so impressed by the volume as my voice is not so loud if watching from a tablet or phone but I hope you can hear it ok.
Feedback welcome please for my first attempt. 🙂
Thankyou great tuition very easy to follow .I’m new to this craft and have adapted this technique for making the birds legs I need for the Sparrows I have made.
Great to hear Ann! I am in the middle of making a sparrow. Gorgeous little birds!!
Great video Amanda, only issue (which is minor) is I couldn’t hear any music. I am using my Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 640 XL.
I would love to see a video on how to needle long and short fur. I am in the middle of a project and can’t find a half-decent method, yet your solenodon in this vid has half finished fur, unless I’m mistaken.
Keep up the excellent tutorials,
Hi Tobias. Thanks for your comments. Sorry you couldn’t hear the sound well. I hope to do more videos and one will definitely be how to do fur. For now though have you seen my photo tutorial for long fur as a possible technique? You are right the solenodon was only half furred when I did the feet. I always find that the fur on the back should always be done last so it doesn’t get matted when doing other parts of the animal. 🙂
I’m way ahead of you there. I originally found your blog by googling for “needle felting long fur”. Yours is the most comprehensive tutorial I have come across so far. I printed it for my personal-use “How To” tutorial book.
I like your method far more than Serafina’s method of putting a carpet of core wool topped by top coat fibres, although that has its merits too.