Wool & Yarn for Nesting Birds

Wool and yarn for nesting birds featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

For our 1st Thursday event this month, we made nesting gifts for the birds! You can put out bits of wool, yarn and fabric and the birds will use it in their nest construction.

Wool and yarn for nesting birds featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We shared ideas and tips for this in our Wooly Wednesday available under VIDEOS in our facebook group.

Wool and yarn for nesting birds featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

*Remember to keep the items easy to pull off, lengths 4″ – 6″ and widths of fabric around 1″. Avoid nylons and polyesters 🙂

Wool for Cozy Birds’ Nests

Wool for Birds' Nests featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Last week we began sharing felted birds and things with wings… but it’s also a great time to start putting out some fiber for the real birds! There are lots of ways to do this, like these little wire cages. These also make great gifts!

Keep the yarns under 6″ long and make sure to include some plain white fluff. Other fibers like twigs and straw are great additions!

We would love to see yours! For more inspiration, you can also see our birds’ nest from last year using fishing net.

Wool for Birds' Nests featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Beautiful Needle Felted Wren

Needle Felted Wren Bird by Arzu Unel-Cleary featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a beautiful little wren, and you can even get a postcard of him in Arzu’s etsy shop 🙂

“Happy new year to you all

Here is my male Superb Fairy Wren – the first bird I made. He honours the extraordinary love my little boys have for birdies and I remember the lovely sense of calm and gratitude he invoked as he slowly evolved.

Made with a corriedale core and finished in fine wisps of merino. There is a teeny amount of armature in the legs which I have painted and his eyes are beaded. He is life sized and he loves to perch in random spots.”

Have a beautiful day,
Arzu Unel-Cleary, Australia
etsy: zuzuandme

Awesome Wet Felted Bird Pod

Wet Felted Bird Pod by Laura Ebert featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Laura has been taking advantage of our free tutorials on PDF and video…and check out this awesome creation!!

“I took advantage of a rainy Saturday and created my first bird pod. I used Living Felt’s chocolate brown batt for the base and green batt for the leaves. It made a nice strong base that should hold up nicely outside.

I used the skills I learned from watching your wet felted vessel using a resist tutorial. :)”

– Laura Ebert, Illinois

Debbie Gedayloo Needle Felged Bird Wall Hanging on www.livingfelt.com/blog using MC-1 Felting Batts and the Addiquick Felting Tool

Striking Needle Felted Blue Heron Wall Hanging

Debbie Gedayloo Needle Felged Bird Wall Hanging on www.livingfelt.com/blog using MC-1 Felting Batts and the Addiquick Felting Tool

Debbie Gedayloo shared with us her fabulous felted wall hanging that was created
in a highly textured “relief”.

“This is a 3d sculptured wall hanging using needle felting
and the new Addiquick tool. I live at the edge of a bird sanctuary
on the central coast of California and herons are here year round.
The picture was made using and locks all from Living Felt.

The AddiQuick was used to felt in the 3D elements of the bird’s wings
and face and also the plants behind the bird. I found the tool quite useful
to penetrate through the really thick design.
It would have taken a really long time to create the depth
with just a needle and hand so the AddiQuick was really helpful.

I used quilt batting as the background because I had a bunch in a box.
This was WAY too thin and flimsy as a background so it took a lot of roving
and batts to add color and thickness to the project. (live and learn) .”

Thanks again,

Debbie Gedayloo, California