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Needle Felting Open-Winged Birds: Needle Felted Mauritius Kestrel

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • About the instructor

  • Materials needed

  • Beginning the armature

Class 2:

  • Armature and building the core

Class 3:

  • Sculpting the body and feet

Class 4:

  • Sculpting the head

Class 5:

  • Detailing the head

Class 6:

  • Feathers

Class 7:

  • Constructing the wings

Class 8:

  • Tail

Class 9:

  • Back and belly

Bonus Class:

  • How to display your bird sculpture

Bonus Items:

  • Materials List
  • Diagram of Armature
  • Diagram of Outer Wing and Feathers
  • Diagram of Inner Wing
  • Feather Types
Needle Felting Open-Winged Birds
Needle Felting Open-Winged Birds: Mauritius Kestrel

About the course

This needle felting course will provide students with the knowledge and techniques required to sculpt birds with open wings using wool and felting needle. Students will learn to use basic bird anatomy to construct a bird wing out of individual needle felted wool feathers and they will learn how to increase the detail and realism in all of their needle felt animal sculptures.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Needle Felting Open-Winged Birds

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Fiber artists needle felter, felter, sculpture artist

Main objective:
Learn how to sculpt a needle felted open-winged bird


Kiyoshi Mino

About the instructor

Kiyoshi Mino

I am a needle felt artist based in the Rock Island, IL. I discovered needle felting by accident when my wife and I were attending a year-long organic farmer training program before starting our own farm. I immediately fell in love with it. I loved to draw as a kid but had never tried any form of sculpture before. It was very exciting to me to be able to draw in three dimensions with nothing but a needle and a clump of wool. I have always loved animals of all kinds and because wool is a type of animal fur itself, it is the perfect medium for realistically sculpting mammal fur and bird feathers. In my work, I focus on wild animal species which I try to render as faithfully as possible. I believe that almost all animals have unique personalities and emotional complexity just like humans and my goal when depicting wild animals is to try and convey this idea by capturing these unique personalities. I have given workshops in the US, China, Chile, and the Netherlands. My work has been exhibited in Shanghai, Boston, and New York City and featured in Fiber Art Now, Fast Company Design, and New York Magazine. You can see more of my work on my blog (kiyoshimino.blogspot.com) and on Instagram (instagram.com/kiyoshiminofelt)

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