Felting Farm Animals–March 7, 2012

Janice Redman led the children in beginning to create a farm by focusing on needle felting wool animals. She started with explaining and demonstrating the use of an armature when making a sculpture. Pipe cleaners could be shaped into the outline of a sheep, pig, chicken or any farm animal and then the raw dyed wool could be wrapped around that. Next the felting needle could be used to adhere the wool to the armature and provide details like eyes and beaks to the animals. Armature free vegetables were created too.