DIY Needle Felting: Lovebirds Craft Box / Kit

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn to needle felt a gorgeous pair of lovebirds.


The Woolly Rabbit

The Woolly Rabbit

2k
2k+

2 hours     label £30


This is a ClassBento virtual Video/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy it yourself. Our Video/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping in the UK is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days. We ship nationwide.
  2. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a pre-recorded video with instructions. You're welcome to contact the teacher if you have any questions about it.

This DIY lovebird needle felting kit contains all the equipment and materials you need to make a gorgeous pair of free-standing lovebirds (standing at approximately 12 inches tall). Perch your finished love birds on flat surfaces or gently bend their feet to rest them on your finger, or other objects around your home for display!

If you'd love to try some needle felting at home and want to learn some new felt needlework skills, this lovely lovebird kit and supportive tutorial are ideal. Each lovebird has their own character and because they are all individually made, every bird is unique, which is what makes them so fun and special to make.

Using core wool to build up the basic shape of your love birds, coloured wool to decorate them, and wire to create their legs, you'll felt alongside your teacher in a pre-recorded video tutorial.

Your step by step tutorial is broken down into a number of manageable sections to walk you through every part of the process. This makes it simple to work through your lovebird project in stages and easily pick up where you left off when you need a break.

Your tutorial segments include:

  • Building up the core shape of your birds.
  • Creating a beak with wool and PVA glue.
  • Making feathers and learning to get them super smooth and thin.
  • How to make functional bird feet that you can use to pose your birds (if you find making feet tricky or would prefer to hang your birds up to display them rather than perch them, you can attach a piece of embroidery thread through the heads of your birds to give them the freedom to fly in your home!).

By the time you’ve created your lovebirds, you’ll not only have a gorgeous pair of new felted pals to enjoy, but you’ll have also learned some super useful needle felting skills, as well as the skills needed to make bird feet using wire, wrapping wire in wool, how to make feathers and how to sculpt a beak using wool and PVA glue.

This class helps you to appreciate the value of making a solid core for future 3D projects - really useful if you’d like to create more creatures. You'll get plenty of wool in your craft box to allow you to mix and match the colours of your lovebirds as you choose. You can use the same colour combinations as your teacher has used in the gallery images, or you can do something a little different and create your own colour combinations!

You should allow around four to five hours in total to make your lovebirds, plus time overnight to allow your glue to dry. The step by step style of your video tutorial enables you to easily pick up from where you left off if you'd prefer to spend a few days making your birds, rather than making them all in one go.

Your lovebirds aren't suitable to be used as toys and you should keep them away from pets if you have any. You'll get a lot of joy and satisfaction from looking at your gorgeous needle felted lovebirds once your project is complete.

Add-on available for this class
  • Hesian rice sack and 2 felting needles (£8)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Suitable for more confident beginners and those who are needle felters already and who want to learn and develop their skills.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Corridale tutti-frutti melanges in peach, green and blue.
  • Bergschaf melange in yellow.
  • New Zealand wool in light green.
  • Corridale wool in grey.
  • Corridale batting (core wool).
  • 4 x eyes.
  • 4 x lengths of wire for the feet.
  • A template sheet to guide you with the shapes and sizes.

Once you've booked your class, you'll receive a PDF template sheet to guide you with shapes and sizes. This will also contain your passcode to access your video tutorials.

Your lovebird felting kit will arrive in a plastic-free recyclable/reusable cardboard box. Your needles will be safely held within a Kraft envelope and the eco-friendly packaging tape can be recycled with the box.
What you'll need
  • PVA glue for the beak and feet (optional).
  • Sharp scissors and a felt pen.
  • Pliers to snip and bend the wire.
  • An awl or pokey thing to make a hole to give your bird pair some legs.
  • Sewing pins to help keep your birds symmetrical whilst working on them (useful but not essential).
  • 2 x felting needles and a felting surface such as a hessian sack to work on (you'll need this to protect the tips of your needles when felting your wool). If you don't have felting needles and a felting surface you can purchase these as an add-on at check out.

If you have spare core wool at home, you'll be able to make more than two lovebirds so you can create a little flock! You'll need some additional core wool and if you don't have any spare eyes lying around(!) you can felt the eyes. You'd also need some extra wire if you wanted to make additional feet - or you could have your bird as a hanging ornament without feet.
Your teacher
The Woolly Rabbit
The Woolly Rabbit

2k
2k+

Hello, I'm Elaine and I absolutely love sharing my needle felting skills with others to help them achieve results they can be proud of. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a complete beginner or an experienced felter learn something new and create beautiful pieces of art.

Using an easy to follow teaching format, I strive to incorporate different techniques and skills in the classes I provide to really stretch your abilities, boost your confidence and help you have fun felting!

I've always been creative, and for me, it's a way to relax and unwind and explore the world around me. I'm particularly drawn to making animals, and have quite a few different pets at home for inspiration!

I hold a BA (Hons) in multi-media textiles and taught art and craft sessions in a day centre setting. Since having three children, I've pursued my own arty venture with my newfound skills of patience, being able to explain things clearly and embracing a limitless imagination.

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