Rise and Shine Felted Rooster
– Felting a Realistic Rooster with Lifelike Feathers –

with Irina Hughes

About this Course

Skills Focus: Needle Felting
Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Difficulty Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Helpful Experience to Have: Needle Felting with an Armature

Discover methods for making realistic feathers, fur, and animal anatomy in this step-by-step course! Detailed Supply List and Complete kit available for purchase after you enroll!

Skills you will Learn:

  • Discover Irina’s toolset for making ultra-realistic felted animals
  • Create an armature with lifelike anatomy and natural posture
  • Sculpt a beak and nails from clay, and transitioning them seamlessly into the felted wool claws
  • Wrap the armature with core wool and build up the body
  • Irina shares her trade secret for making multiple types of realistic, posable feathers for different areas of the bird
  • Decorate and detail feathers to make them look true to life
  • Needle felt the feathery, fluffy parts of the rooster and blend fibers to achieve vibrant plumage and smooth gradients
  • Securely attach the feathers and eyes into the core wool
  • Expertly detail the rooster’s head, add a comb and waddles
  • Gain insight to Irina’s artistic process with an exclusive interview and show-and-tell

Rise and Shine Rooster


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
  • Complete KIT Available after you enroll

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Meet the Instructor: Irina Hughes

I have always been in love with art from a young age. Whether it be sculpting with clay, or drawing or painting, I have always been finding new ways to create art. When I discovered the medium of felting and tried it for myself, I fell even more in love with art than ever before. I really feel as though I found myself in the medium, there is something completely different about felting; there is a persisting warmth in the wool.

Whenever I recreate an animal, I really strive to convey that they all still have the warmth of life in them. I don’t feel like felting is just sculpting with a needle and wool; in a way, I’m molding a living soul. Life is beautiful. I find my biggest inspiration for art in the natural world. Animals all have souls, thoughts, feelings, emotions. I try to create art not only to capture their external beauty, but the beauty within.

I have been felting since 2017, and will continue doing it for as long as possible. I have three beautiful daughters, and two adorable yorkies.