Using armatures in needle felting

If you are not hanging your birds as a decoration you may want to finish your birds with legs. There are many ways you can make legs with clay or a wire armature, paper covered florist wire or pipe cleaners. You can use this same method shown below for both armature wire, pipe cleaners or paper covered florist wire.

In our kits we tend to use wire for the antlers for both the reindeers and sheep. Also a wire armature is used for the squirrel tail.

I have used cotton covered pipe cleaners as an alternative to birds legs. These of course once made can be covered with wool, or you could use florist tape.

We are now stocking cotton pipe cleaners these are available in unbleached for you to keep natural or dye yourself. Black or a 10 metre coil.

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