This tutorial was moved from my old blog at my website, www.thedragoncharmer.com. Let me know if it helps you out with your creature felting or what you might like to see more of!
Tutorial for Pea Pods & Goblin Babies!
I have been asked to put a step-by-step tutorial up for doll makers who are new to needle felting. So here goes! I took lots of pictures = )
Take a small amount of white roving and fold it into a ball. Do not rub it into a ball–gently fold!
After you are pleased with the size and shape of both eyes, use a multi-needle tool to get the white of the eye relatively flat. I like the Clover tool because the needles are grouped tightly together.
Do not push in the middle of your highlight
or it will disappear.
And now for the second fang!
Okay, many of you are now asking yourselves, what about the eyebrows??! Simply felt a bit of roving in a nice little arch above the eye. I like to use camel down, it is a nice, not too intrusive color, and again, has no guard hairs that stick up.
If you want eye lids, start again with a small folded up ball.
Felt the inside corner of the eye, then the outside corner.
Now to add hair! I like to use tibetan lamb as it moves more like real hair, but you can also use yarn, roving, curly roving, etc. Start by placing a line of tack glue on the head from ear to middle of teh back of the head.
Now cut a bit of the tibetan lamb off the skin and place the ends in the glue.
Now needle felt the ends into the glue. When your needle gets sticky, wipe it on a wet washcloth. When you’ve finished covering the first line of glue, add the second from the middle of the back of the head to behind the other ear. Repeat the process with the locks of hair and needle felting. Below is a photo of what the next step should be. You just repeat the glue/ needle felt process until the head is covered. Leaving the front part till last.