Felted Robin Workshop

A good project before Christmas. One of our members, Janet Armstrong, showed us how to make felted Robins, or we could make a mouse too. We all went for robins.

Janet had made a felt ball for each of us to base our robins on, and had made flat felt for us to cut out to make the robin.

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We had to sew darts in the main body piece and then sew it onto the ball, leaving the head area unstitched. It was a bit of a walk down memory lane remembering how to do blanket stitch.

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We stitched around the wings and attached them. Sewed the 2 tail pieces together, stuffed the tail and sewed it to the body.

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We stuffed and sewed the head and added beads for eyes and a black felt beak.

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Then we had to make wire legs, and wrap them with crochet cotton, it was quite fiddly:

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There was a bit of wrangling with a scalpel and a large pair of scissors to insert them in the body, you don’t want to see pictures of that, we all felt a bit sorry for the robins at that stage, and when we needled-felted their red breasts on. They all emerged looking chirpy and Christmassy though:

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There was even a Chris mouse!

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2 Responses to Felted Robin Workshop

  1. Sandra Hay says:

    Can we please have the instructions for making the mouse.

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  2. Soooo adorable. Love!💕

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