This fabulous needle felting eTutorial is a magical project designed to suit even complete beginners. It contains super clear instructions and step-by-step photos giving you video-like guidance to creating a Waldorf-inspired mermaid with gorgeous hair PLUS an adorable merbaby and her papa.
Your magical needle felted mermaid will measure around 22cm or 8.5" long - perfect for little hands or a nature table.
**FREE BONUS WITH THIS PURCHASE** A second download of a seaweed pattern to complete the scene
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS 26-PAGE DOWNLOAD:
* a beautifully presented step by step tutorial (see 5th photo for sample pages) * photos covering every little step which really simplifies the process for you * descriptions of different types of fibre (info I WISH I'd had when I started out!) * good needle technique and the difference between different needle types * how to create and connect basic shapes * tips on creating more elaborate curves * wrapping pipe-cleaners to make poseable arms * working with different types of fibre (batting vs wool tops) so you can choose * hand blending colours * heaps of transferable techniques * creating seasonal tables * a glossary of every day felting terms (that confused me for years!)
So you can see that you're not only getting the basic tutorial on how to make this beautiful water spirit but SO MUCH MORE!!!
You'll get a material list and suggested places to buy what you'll need plus all the super helpful information I so wish I had had access to when I first started out with this wonderful craft form :)
HOW I TEACH
I am an experienced craft educator of 7 years and others describe my teaching style as encouraging and simple to follow - suited to different learning approaches. See below the testimonial from someone who had never needle felted before :)
WHO IS THIS TUTORIAL SUITABLE FOR & WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
This project suits the beginner or master needle felter. Over half the people who trial my instructions are beginners so you can feel confident that everything is broken down into simple steps.
I have designed it to suit someone who has literally never held a felting needle before, whilst also providing those with more experience with some extra tips and tricks along the way. The 26-page PDF gives you so much more than just the basic instruction: a Glossary, guide to good needling technique, explanation of the different fibres and heaps of transferable techniques.
It's a delightful gift for someone who has already has a good stash of needle felting supplies. And also gives a lot of support and recommended supplier list for those who are starting out.
CHILDREN must be supervised due to the super sharp barbed needle. Parents/carers - please use your own judgement on whether or not your child is old enough to do this project. As a guide, over 9s seem to have the focus to needle felt. Personally I love to encourage younger children to enjoy the tactile nature of wet felting. They can then grow into Needle Felting when the time is right.
“I’m thrilled with my mermaid! The photos & instructions were so easy to follow! I had no felting experience but felt like a pro as I finished my piece! I can't wait to start my next project. Thank you!!” Erica
GETTING YOUR DOWNLOAD
You are able to download the tutorial and buying list within 5 minutes after payment is made. You'll receive a message from Etsy to inform you that your files are ready. Alternatively, you can go to your Account and click on the "download the files" link on your order receipt. You have any questions about the download please don't hesitate to ask me!
YOU MIGHT PREFER THE KIT WITH ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED?
My mermaid ‘kit’, available from my etsy store, contains all materials needed to make one mermaid. My kits contain the finest natural materials.
As well as being my soul work, my work is also my livelihood and is the culmination of hundreds of hours of development, so thank you for respecting my copyright ♥
This download and what you create is STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL USE and may not be reproduced or shared. No part of the design or instructions are for reproduction or commercial gain without written permission from the author. Of course you may make as many mermaids as you like to give as gifts, but not for commercial gain.