Working with felting is a complex process,requiring special knowledge. On the example of this master class, we'll try to figure out how to make a small ball, which can become a module for your future crafts. How to strengthen it and make it more sustainable to create your own toys?
For work we need to use:
- Wool for felting
Preparation of materials
First, you need to measure, thenCut off small pieces of wool from the tape. To make bead-balls the same, you need to measure the same shape of pieces. Further, with the help of fingers, we split the pieces of wool so that they are distributed as evenly as possible. Next, form a square and put it on the work surface. We use more wool, we perform splitting and put them on our elevated hill so that the direction of this hill is at a 90 degree angle in accordance with the first layer. Thus it is necessary to apply the layers until the whole piece of wool is finished. Ball manipulation After this, it is necessary to take your wool into oneHand and wrap all the edges of the wool to one middle. Further, it is necessary to hold the wool elements from the displacements and roll them tight, into the shape of a ball. In the process, the workpiece must be held by a small tail. Next, the shape of the ball is placed on the sponge. After that, two needles for felting of different sizes: small and large are taken to work. It is necessary to take more. The needle must be positioned vertically, from the work surface. Next, we produce the piercing movements of the needle from the top to the bottom. After the punctures are made, you need to turn the workpiece over to the other side and repeat the action. Thus, the needles will pass through the article, the pieces of wool will be hooked and the ball will be sewn. We seal the ball Further, the ball will cease to be formless and willis similar to a circle. We produce rolling using the palms. Then, the fibers inside the ball will be smoothed. There should not be any empty spots in the ball. After, we process the surface of the ball with the help of a second needle - thin. With the help of this needle, the ball must be pierced all around the perimeter, so that all uneven places on the ball are smoothed. The more punctures will be in one place, the more dense the ball will be. If you squeeze the ball, you do not feel unevenness, then it's ready. With a similar ball, you can work in a variety of variations to achieve the desired result.