Nightingale, robin or wren, choose your own special favourite to bring alive and perch on a twig to take home.
To make a bird you need to look really closely at its shape & structure, to analyse the intricate details of its plumage & capture its special look or ?jizz?. During the weekend you learn how to construct a basic armature, build up the shape and gradually bring your bird to into being. All you need is a felting needle, a bird book with really good pictures, a small pile of wool & some heartfelt observation of the lovely details of eyes, beak and feathers.
A felting needle has tiny barbs that draw the wool fibres back & forth working the wool into a firmly felted mass. I use natural wool from rare breeds of sheep as well as the plant-dyed colours of madder, indigo and onion skins.
By request only. Gather one or two friends together & we can arrange a suitable date. a group of 3 or 4 people is about right, but more or less also possible.