DIY Crafts – How to Make a Sheep out of Dry Felt .
In today’s master class we will make sheep wool in the technique of dry felting. It will be more like the lamb of any cartoon, but this is the essence of the creative process, it is possible to show imagination to the full.
Sheep wool felting
Felting toys, we need:
• fleece (kardochёs) of four colors: black, white, pink, purple;
• Needles for dry felting: №19, №36, №40 (numbers are listed for the speed and quality of work, you can get a standard needle under №36);
• dense foam rubber sponge for washing dishes.
Take the wool, which most are in stock or not that sorry. It will serve as a basis for the calf and a lamb at the end of the master class we will block completely coat the top layer of a different color. So, take about 5-6 grams of wool and pushim hands, forming a ball. It is from this figure will be composed body.
Needle №19 wallow wool deep inside. This coat should be between the thumb and forefinger and the needle pass between them. As a result, here formed a lump.
Form a needle №36 from this lump nice and tight ball. Now take a piece of wool and envelops them this piece. The same needle privalivaem new layer of wool, but it is not trying to drive much, and the only way to grab the entire surface.
Ball received on soft but tight inside.
Take the wool pink color for faces and immediately from it form a triangle.
This triangle we place on a sponge and begin to play the needle №36. When felting wool will dig into sponge on the back side, so remove the wool, and turn over the other side of Valya and so in turn.
Once matted flat piece, we take and we place it between your fingers. Valya sides muzzles. Thickness should get between 0.5 cm to 0.7 cm.
We obtain here such harvesting.
Now make volume on the one hand for the muzzles. Torn off a small piece of a color coat and holds it in the form of figures . Gently privalivaem first coat to the edge of the plane, and then very little Valya upper part to fix the hair.
Here’s a turn blank for a head of lamb .
For the eyes take the wool of black, white and purple. Rolls down between fingers and small ellipses privalivaem them to the top of the head, giving the desired size. Then top privalivaem ellipses white, but slightly smaller, and then the black circles. You can adjust the direction of view at your convenience.
Use your fingers to roll off the coat in one strip. From this strip Valya simple thin lines to the mouth and nose.
For only the head is left matted ears. From a piece of pink wool do oblong drop. Valya first on a flat surface, leaving one end of the fluff. Then, holding the ear between your fingers, Valya sides to a smaller size. two identical ear should receive.
Privalivaem it to the head side of the fluff.
In the eyes of a needle Valya cavity and the head is ready.
Now privalivaem to the back of the head piece of wool from which horsing body.
Then gently tumble remaining fluff wool body. At the same time pay attention to how you want the lamb looked in the end. That is, you need to ask the right tilt of the head start.
From black wool forming small cylinders paws on one side of which is a flat surface, and the other – the fluff.
Each foot tumble in the body, positioning the needle at an acute angle.
Also wallow round tail and privalivaem his legs is similar.
If you need to raise your head a little lamb, its privalivaem the band between the eyes to the calf.
It remains only to put the sheep. To do this, take the purple wool, from which we make thick strip-tubes. They roll down fingers.
We start decorating from under the head and working constantly needle №40. One end of the strip privalivaem very tight.
Begin to roll the strip, which should be converted into curls. Each curl we put close to each other in the body and privalivaem. At the same time we find the softest portions of the scroll and the needle is perpendicular to, so as not to break.
We cover all of our body lamb.
Such is the time-consuming process that takes a lot of time brings a very nice result, which can not but rejoice.