Needle Felting A Brown Bearstep by step tutorial
Sturdy foam or wool pad
Prepared base panel of felted wool
Background for the bear already felted
Natural colored fibers for the bear’s fur
Core wool to define the bear’s shape
Other colors at hand for shadows, lips, eyes
Each of the proceeding videos includes step-by-step instructions that walk you through each stage of forming and coloring a brown bear. I am working on a Sun Fairy, one of the two main characters in the book currently underway. The lesson was recorded during our live monthly zoom class on October 19, 2021.
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Part 1 Background of Tyler’s bear, forming the body with core wool
Part 2 Defining the head, legs & body and adding a rock pedestal
Part 3 Adding brown fur, felting density for color changes, attaching objects to the base, the directionality of your felting needle
Part 4 Shaping the bear’s ears and adding his eyes, nose, and mouth
Still Image Galleries
Tip: Click onto the first image and then scroll through the enlarged format, you’re able to see everything much better.
This first gallery includes pictures of how I formed the rock cave in the background prior to class.
This second gallery includes pictures of the brown bear and remaining background details being felted after the live Zoom class.
Meet Your Instructor
Hi, my name is Hillary Dow. A few of my many hats include mother, wife, author, artist, family chef, marketing consultant, friend, felting artist in Maine, and oh so many more. I write children’s books illustrated with my wool creations. It is such a thrill to be a part of helping someone develop their skills and CREATE artwork. Thank you for joining me!
Be sure to join us for the LIVE monthly felting lesson and (virtual) gathering! Each session includes a core lesson, or simply work on your current project while picking up new techniques and tips!
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern Time
On the Third Tuesday of every month: