Caterpillar Tutoral Part 1

Okay :o)) Finally have it sorted and here's the first lesson for making your own Caterpillar!! I tell you it was a learning curve getting the right format and size to upload.. I edited plenty of pictures but this is the very first video LOL

Firstly here's a picture of the tools needed... I'm using a 34 gauge needle, it's great for those courser wools such as corriedale or as I'm using some craft fiber that not even real wool!! Thought I'd give it a go and see if it felts well and I'm pleased to say yes it does :o)) Right going off a bit so back to tools... needle for felting, good thick sponge to work on, your wool of choice and some plasters just in case :o))



Next Step is below in Video format so you can see exactly how I form a felted ball... I hope you can see it clearly and understand my ramblings... Just about the whole caterpillar will be made from ball so you want to make a good number of them...I've done 12 balls in various sizes 3 small ones, 3 medium, 6 larger and the biggest of the larger ones I used for the head. Don't make them all the same size ...it will be boring if you do.. different sizes will give him/her more Character.





Okay when you have all the balls felted lay them out and rearrange them until you like what you see... make sure to have a small ball for the neck and a couple for his tail..you can have him/her either with an arched back or a straight back...




Hope you enjoy and any questions just shout... LOL

Next will be the Head and Face... :o))

Hugs,
Sharon

4 Comments:

  1. Sharon-NZ said...
    wohoooo hope my gigs last out today LOL....is this just stuffing or batting you have used on the balls....
    Sharon's Place said...
    It's a synthetic fiber... not sure exactly what it is as it was given to me a couple of years ago now... have seen the like in an emporium here they called it "craft fiber" very nice to work with though!

    Hugs,
    Sharon
    Dya said...
    Your blog is already looking very good Sharon, and the tutorial is great, very clear, even I understand it LOL
    Dya
    Sharon's Place said...
    Hey Dya :o)) Thanks for popping in and I'm very glad the video is understandable.... not easy talking to yourself LOL

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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