Would you like to watch techniques for creating a detailed and realistic long fur look on your needle felted animal?
You have likely seen my photo tutorial with basic techniques for adding long wool fibres onto a badger. Well here is a video for those who learn best by watching how it’s done. This is far more in depth with more techniques and tips along the way!
‘In this full length (1.5 hour) diary-style tutorial, I demonstrate how to add layers of wool to a miniature donkey. These techniques can be adapted for any long furred animal. Join me on my journey from preparation to finish; starting with carefully ‘needle brushed’ leg fibres, then fluffy tummy and long textured back fur. You will also see how I create a middle parting on the donkey’s muzzle, add a long fluffy fringe and a beautiful flowing mane.’
Watch the preview below
The full length video tutorial is available to buy for just £3.75!
(Watch live multiple times or download it- it’s up to you!)
Difficulty ranking: Intermediate level or beginners looking for a challenge.
The result: Amazing detail; the look of a real animal with layers of fur.
Skills you will master:
- Simple hand blending of wool roving for natural, textured colour tones
- Preparing wool lengths and a test/sample piece
- Knowing how firm to felt your core base
- Two easy methods to firmly attach various lengths of wool fibre
- The art of layering and trimming fibres
- Specific skills for adding fur to various body parts including legs, tummy, back, ears, tail, face and mane
- How to prevent over felting or flattening of long fibres
- Finishing techniques for defining strands or fluffing them up
Chapter start times for easier video navigation.
1:00 Overview; what techniques will I learn?
2:07 Where to start?
3:35 Preparing and blending wools
12:03 What tools do I need?
13:25 Shorter fur – layering on the legs (the basics of the two techniques)
28:28 Soft tummy fur (technique 1)
34:05 Continuing the tummy (and a few ways of blending colour)
38:10 How firm should the core wool be?
40:05 Lots of thick fur layers (across the torso) (technique 1)
45:00 Tips for preventing fluffing up and positioning animal whilst felting
46:14 Adding fur on rump (techniques 1 and 2)
49:45 Long fluffy back fur (technique 2)
57:40 Ears and tail (brief overview for ideas)
59:12 Fluffy textured muzzle and fringe (very long fur pieces) (technique 2 plus other tips)
1:12:50 Making a mane (another method)
1:19:25 Attaching the mane
1:25:50 Finishing off your animal; defining etc
1:30:20 Final donkey photos (what a cutie!)
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