American Robin Ball Ornament with Linda Brike

Learn how to make a round, firm and smooth basic ball shape out of wool, and how to add details to the shape to make this lovely bird ball ornament. You will also learn how to ‘draw’ lines with wool and a felting needle. Linda explains each step in detail so that even beginners can achieve successful results.
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For the felted ornament
• Wool fiber in:
o white (approx. 50 grams / 1.7 oz)
o black (approx. 30 grams / 1 oz)
o red or orange (approx. 20 grams / 0.7 oz)
o dark grey (approx. 30 grams / 1 oz)
o light grey (a little piece)
o yellow (a little piece)
• Felting Needles - #36 for basic felting and #38 / #40 for details
• Felting Mat – a firm foam mat or a brush mat (Clover)
• Multiple needle felting tool with 3-4 needles – advisable (Clover)

For hanging:
• Long Sewing Needle and Golden Metallic Thread OR
• Crochet Hook and White Yarn
• Scissors

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Linda Brike

Linda has enjoyed many different crafts since childhood including knitting, crocheting, bead working and sewing. She started needle felting in 2006 when her first child was born and she wanted to try a new hobby. This new hobby evolved into both a passion and a job.

Linda loves natural materials and simplicity. And needle felting has it all! One needs only natural wool fiber, felting needles and a felting mat. Linda enjoys the process of getting a desired shape out of the wool fiber using just a simple barbed needle, and finds the needle felting process quite meditative. She uses round bases...
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