I love the old-fashioned bird clip-on style Christmas ornaments, and I know just what I am going to start working on now. Yes I know it's July but I want to make a whole tree filled with these cuties! Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make needle-felted bird ornaments featured in the new book Felted Feathered Friends: Techniques and Projects for Needle-felted Birds.
I love the idea of adding some metallic fibers to make these birds sparkle a bit. I did a little "Googling" and I found this site D. Blumchen and Company as a source for the clips.
Click on these pages from Felted Feathered Friends: Techniques and Projects for Needle-felted Birds to enlarge and read the step-by-step tutorial on how to make a needle-felted bird Christmas clip-on style ornament.
More about the CPi book:
This adorable book shows how to make a wide variety of birds by needle felting—sculpting wool roving into a three-dimensional figure using a special barbed needle. Each project includes a fun photo of the project with step-by-step instructions that result in 20 types of feathered friends!
With Felted Feathered Friends, you'll learn to make endearing creatures such as:
- A snowy owl
- A peacock
- A Great Blue Heron
- A bluebird
- A robin
- A flamingo
- A pair of lovebirds
- And many others
Laurie Sharp is a full-time artist and has been needle felting for over 10 years. She raises her own sheep and shears and processes the wool for most of her projects. From her web site www.woolpets.com, she sells needle felting kits and finished pieces as a business that has become overwhelmingly successful. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Suquamish, WA with her husband and business partner, Kevin Sharp. Kevin is a professional photographer, and provides both beauty and how-to photography for Laurie’s books.