Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wool Fairy Tutorial (Waldorf Inspired)

DURATION: Approximately: 2 hrs
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner// No previous experience required
SIZE: 9” / 23cm tall without hanger 

I have uploaded the PDF file. I finished the file earlier today so I thought you might want to get a head start on getting your supplies for a weekend project.

I am not an expert with wool or needle felting. This is truly a basic lesson with many steps explained. Read through the directions and hopefully I can make time to create the video for this tutorial as well next week. I like to have the option to print something out when following a tutorial. So I am creating the two types of tutorials. 

PDF FILE: Wool Fairy Tutorial 
Video Tutorial: Wool Fairy Video Tutorial

* Download the the original file.  File >> Download Original file

I would greatly appreciated if you give feedback on my tutorials to make sure the quality of the document is good and easy to follow.  Also, I would really like to see the creations you make. Please post a link so I can see what you can make. Happy Felting!!

I am posting these videos also on my YouTube channel I created.

Posting date begins: May 6th - May 14th. The videos are between 8 mins to 12 min each.
Click on Tutorials for further details. I have created a Tutorial page which will list all of the tutorials I will create. 


junglejane said...

Hello there,

I would like to thank you sooooooo much for your tutorial! While I was waiting for a book (the same that you recommended) to arrive, I stumbled upon your youtube tutorial and thought I'd give it a try.
I've never felted anything before but your tutorial is brillant and I couldn't stop felting for the whole weekend! I'm four months pregnant and the nursery now looks like wonderland. :) When the book arrived I was a bit dissapointed as there was nothing new in there as all the designs are on the authors homepage already. Though I love the tiny roses detail... :)
Also, I prefer your way of making the fairy body and I'll stick to that.
I really can't thank you enough, it must have been so much work to make those videos! You asked for pictures of what people made with your tutorial, so I put a few pictures up (sorry for the bad quality, they kept dancing when I tried to take the pictures ;) I didn't have any batting so they turned out rather skinny. :))))

I will shape the wings when they have found a place to stay because right now I'll still have to move them around many times.

Thanks again and greetings from southern Germany,

Undesigning Crafter said...

You are welcome. It was a long process to complete the tutorial. I think it took me about 34 hours to complete the videos/editing and the PDF document. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the book. I hope at least it will give you inspiration to create more. I will remove it from my list as I have not seen it myself.

I seen the lovely fairies you made. Fantastic work! I should have noted they are addictive...once you start its hard to stop. :0)

Leslie M. said...

Thank You so much for this tutorial - very, very good. I've watched the YouTube videos and they are excellent. You are a good teacher. I'll get the supplies tomorrow and give it a try - I can see that it may be addictive. Thank You, again.

Undesigning Crafter said...

The link is indicated as:
PDF FILE: Wool Fairy Tutorial.

I checked to make sure the link wasn't broken and the link is still valid. Hope this helps. Glad to hear you liked the tutorial. Happy felting!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful craft. you have really helped demystify the process and technique involved in felting. I have always loved the idea of making my own characters for storytelling with children.

Please can i ask your advice how would I adapt this fairy so that she can stand in a scene created if I wore to use her as a doll/prop ? do you have any links for felted animals or people ?

I would also like to add that your video tutorial was excellent, so clear and informative. I really appreciate the hours you have put in

with much gratitude.


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