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Needle Felt Bird: Tufted Titmouse

With Marie Spaulding

About this Course

Skills Focus: Needle felting
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Helpful Experience to Have: Needle Felt Basic Shapes

Learn to needle felt the basic elements of a 3D bird!
Follow Marie in creating her “Essence of Tufted Titmouse” bird, as she shows multiple methods, tips, and tricks in crafting birdy features that can be applied to any species!

Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments that are available 24/7
* These tutorial segments were originally broadcast live on Wooly Wednesday
Audio: Recorded in English
Closed Captions: English

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to create bird legs from wire armature, wrap, and detail them using paints and clay
  • Sculpting and painting bird beaks
  • Attaching bird elements to the body and posing the bird
  • Needle felting a “Essence of a Tufted Titmouse” bird, paying attention to colors and symmetry to add realism
  • Two ways to finish a needle felted bird – a smooth finish, and a fluffy, feathery winter plumage finish
  • How to use a merino roving to create layered feather plumage, and trim them to appear lifelike
  • BONUS!
    * Sizing and shaping diagram for the bird body, wing, and tail!

Needle Felting a Bird: Tufted Titmouse

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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


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Needle Felting a Bird: Tufted Titmouse

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About this Course

Skills Focus: Wet Felting, Needle Felting
Difficulty Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Intro to needle felting, Basic wet felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 2-day in person workshop

Felt a beautiful tropical scene “In the Wet” with bright macaws and lovely background leaves.

Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments that are available 24/7
Audio: Recorded in English
Closed Captions: English, Deutsch, Español, Español (México), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Português (Brasil), Magyar, Pусский, اللغة العربية, हिन्दी, 中文, 日本, 한국인, বাংলা

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to choose your fibers for either the Blue or Red Macaw, and the background
  • How to lay out a strong canvas base
  • How to quickly make your own prefelt
  • How to consider light, shadow, and depth in laying out your scene
  • How to easily blend fiber colors by hand
  • Two methods for making background leaves to choose from, or combine for a varied effect
  • How to use simple shapes to lay out the Blue Macaws, using Sonja’s method “In the Wet”
  • How to give the Blue Macaws lifelike characteristics in both the wet felting and needle felting steps
  • How to effectively use color to create highlights, lowlights, and shadow
  • How to wet felt with a sander *(Optional)
  • How to manage fiber migration and get clean, sharp lines to separate the Macaws from the background
  • How to needle felt incredible details that give the Macaws their signature facial patterns and striking eyes
  • How to mat and frame your finished piece
  • BONUS!
    * An in-depth look at how to create the face of the Red Macaw

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:

Sonja Oswalt

Sonja Oswalt has been felting since 2012. Her works includes 3-dimensional animal replicas and fantasy figures, 2-dimensional landscapes and portraits, clothing, purses, and hats. She is largely self-taught, though she has participated in workshops with renowned felt-makers worldwide. Oswalt works on commission and via her Etsy online store. Her store, the Baad Hatter Felt Hats and Fiber Arts, reflects the whimsical style of much of her work.