06 Nov Heather Frizzell’s Felted Aussie Birds
In response to a topic of conversation in an online social media group, Heather Frizzell created this gorgeous felted Aussie birds project which she generously agreed to share here – Thank you Heather! ♥
She has created it as a quick beginner-friendly ‘how-to’ project and would love you to add your own touches to individualise your own birds.
Two small wool balls are stitched together with string to hold – Aussie pure wool of course:
Wrap this with wool to get further shape – I used white here to create the Cockatoo:
Sculpt further until you are happy with the shape – the added tail will need extra stabbing for strength:
Wet felt or needle felt two wings in the size you prefer:
Attach the wings under the head at the top and angle them back towards the tail:
Roll in your hands small amounts of yellow wool, creating around 5 or 6 for the cockatoo’s crest. Needle felt carefully to the top of the head. Do the same in black for the beak. Add eyes to finish off:
Finally, add string to hang your Aussie Bush Bird decoration:
To make other birds, just change the colours you use and the shape as required:
Heather Frizzell is a frequent contributor to Embellish’s Postcard Swap, often including some beautiful felting ♥, and had a felted fish project in Yarn issue 43.
We and Heather would love to see photos of the birds you create.