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FeltoholicNat Posts: 5

Hi everyone! My name is Natasha and I am a teddybearholic! Hehe! I used to make mohair teddy bears however I've had to downsize and I don't have the space to do that and I thought I would love to learn how to do needlefelting. The thing is I learn visually rather than with books and I was wondering where do I start? Are there any video tutorials I can watch? I've searched youtube but most of them are in Japanese! Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks everyone

Crown Critters Crown Critters
Dallas, Texas
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Hi Natasha. I learned doing needle felting by watching you tube videos. This was a view years back so I can not remember the videos I watched. I found this one which is a very basic needle felted heart. I will look and see if I can find any more links for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU6tihDWHhQ

Anthony  bear_flower

FeltoholicNat Posts: 5

Thanks Anthony! bear_original I'm so excited to get started!

edmondnutmeg Padfield bears
Derbyshire
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I find that it is easier to lean visually too. This site has some wonderful youtube tutorials and also has links to a Face book forum.  Non for a bear as such (the principal is the same) but it is very informative on technique
http://www.sarafinafiberart.com/
Good luck let us know how you get on
michelle

FeltoholicNat Posts: 5

Aw thank you all very much for your help xx

Crown Critters Crown Critters
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Mikki Mikki, Cripple Creek Creative
Bethel, Ohio
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I'm self taught ,been felting since 2005, hope this helps.
  * needles - use #36 for forming the initial shape. #38 and#40 for refining, detail and definition.
  * Visually break down your creation into basic simple shapes
  * Use a Romney wool for basic shape, refine and add detail with fine merino
  * Use 20 gauge floral wire for armatures
  * There are several felting tutorials on Pinterest

Need help with any sourcing, just ask, Mikki

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FeltoholicNat Posts: 5

Wow I love your elephants! What do you use for the eyes? They look amazing!

Mikki Mikki, Cripple Creek Creative
Bethel, Ohio
Posts: 1,051

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FeltoholicNat Posts: 5

Great thanks! bear_original

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