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Needle Felting a Meerkat
– Felt a Mini Meerkat with Posable Arms, Shaded Fur Stripes, and Tiny Clay Claws –

with Irina Egorova

Course Outline

Class Chat

Getting Started: Info & Resources

Overview and Reference

Shape the Head Elements

Detail the Meerkat Head

Shape and Assemble the Body Elements

Shape the Arms, Legs, and Tail

Attach the Legs and Tail, Finish the Body, and Attach the Arms

Finishing Details

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Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Audio: Recorded in English

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Needle Felt a Meerkat with Irina Egorova

SALE Original price was: $39.00.Current price is: $25.35.
sale ends August 1, 2024
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About this Course

Skills Focus: Needle Felting a Small Animal
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Basic Needle Felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 2-day in person workshop

Needle felt a detailed mini meerkat who can raise up his arms and wave “hello!” Learn Irina’s methods for shading the meerkat’s striped back, fuzzy ears, and smiling face! Make tiny eyes and claws, and use Irina’s “Acrylic Impregnation” technique for fine details.

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to needle felt a mini 3D Meerkat
  • Use reference in shaping the Meerkat head and body details
  • Felt a firm base shape for the head, and add the muzzle, nose, and cheeks, and form a smiling mouth
  • Plan for where to put the polymer clay eyes on the face
  • Shape the tiny Meerkat ears and attach them in the correct position on the head
  • Sculpt and attach polymer clay eyes that add a simple, yet playful and emotive look to your Meerkat
  • Shade details of the face, eyes, and ears to add depth and shadow detail
  • Needle felt the elements of the body, including the delicate arms, legs, and tail that will all be assembled together
  • Felt a firm body in which to insert the armatured limbs
  • Assemble the limbs and tail securely to the body
  • Attach the Meerkat’s arms in a way that allow them to move and raise up and wave “hello!”
  • Make the tiny claws from clay details, and learn how to insert and fix such small details
  • Use Irina’s technique of “Acrylic Impregnation” to hold the paws and ear in perfect place (this technique is optional)
  • Use shading techniques along the Meerkat’s back to create a vibrant striped pattern
  • Create a fuzzy texture on the head and back of the Meerkat to give him fur

Included in this course

  • 24/7, 365 Instant access to the course streamed directly to your computer, tablet or phone
  • High quality video instruction divided into short, digestible lessons
  • Learn at your own pace and refer back to lessons at any time
  • Complete materials list with links to recommended supplies

Meet the Instructor:

Irina Egorova

Irina Egorova is a felt artist and teacher, who creates beautiful miniature animal sculptures from colored wool using the dry felting technique, and blends additional methods of art into her fantastic felt creations!

She lives in St. Petersburg, Russia, with her friendly family – her husband (Technical Support), twins Katyusha and Andryushka, and twins Kitty the Cat (Advertising Director) and Juicy the Dog (Quality Content Director).

Irina is a zoologist by education, and uses her background in biology to fulfill her creativity as a full-time artist and teacher. Her favorite characters are insects, but all of her creatures have their own tales and personalities.

All of Irina’s fun felted critters all have one thing in common – irony and good humor, and this is exactly what is so in demand in today’s world and what she really enjoys expressing through her felt art.

Since becoming interested in felting in 2008, Irina has been actively involved in public creative life, taking part in exhibitions (Doll Time, Doll Art, Fashionable Lyalka, Moscow Fair, TeddyMir, Handicraft Formula), festivals (Festival of Felting Masters, Wool) , conferences (NIADA, USA), published articles in magazines (Doll Master, My Moleskine, Mom’s Dad’s Magazine) and more!

Fate gave Irina a happy opportunity to touch the world of puppetry, and she devotes herself to creativity and teaching with great pleasure. Thanks to her humble contribution, more joy and beauty are added to the world through her creatures.