Learn how to make a Bird Pod

Learn how to felt a 3D bird pod to use as a feeder or nest.

This video tutorial will take you step by step through the process of creating a spherical 3D felted object using a resist.  You will learn how to build up layers of fibre, how to create and attach the hanger loop and how to create the opening.

The kit that goes with the tutorial contains bergschaf fibre, a robust, short staple wool which works beautifully with this technique. 

Loved making this bird pod – it was so easy and the felting process was explained brilliantly. The colours of the felt are amazing. Hopefully I will be making another very soon.
Angela

Materials List

You do not need to purchase the kit if you already have some felting materials, but my kits contain a selection of materials you will need without you having to buy them in larger quantities.

What you will need:

  • waterproof table cover
  • towel
  • hand towel
  • warm soapy water plus a bar of soap
  • sharp scissors
  • garden twine
  • driftwood or wooden stick
  • use of tumble dryer (optional)

If you have not purchased the kit you will also need:

  • balloons x 2
  • bubble wrap 1000 x 500mm
  • plastic thin but sturdy resist 240mm diameter
  • 100g bergschaf fibre

If you are sourcing your own fibre to follow the tutorial, you will need 100g fibre in total:

  • 30g for your first two layers, 15g per side (forming the inside colour of the pod)
  • 30g for the middle two layers, 15g per side (this will be mostly hidden, but will show up around the opening)
  • 30g for the outer layer, 15g per side (I provide mixed colours for this in the kit)
  • 10g for the hanging loop

 

Buying Options

I am using PayPal to handle payments which means after you have added an item to your cart, you have the choice of paying with credit/debit card or you can log in to your own PayPal account to complete the payment.

Tutorial only

ideal if you already have your own materials

£35.00

Tutorial only £35.00

Please note, this is not an instant download.  You will receive an email containing a link and password that will allow you to access the tutorial videos.

Tutorial plus kit

This allows you to follow the tutorial using exactly the same materials that I have used.

£55.00 (free UK p&p)

Leaf

Tutorial + Kit £55.00

Peacock

Tutorial + Kit £55.00

Blueberry

Tutorial + Kit £55.00

Forest

Tutorial + Kit £55.00

Kit only

This allows you to follow the tutorial using exactly the same materials that I have used.

£25.00 +£3.00 p&p

Leaf

Kit only £25.00 + £3.00 UK p&p

Peacock

Kit only £25.00 + £3.00 UK p&p

Blueberry

Kit only £25.00 + £3.00 UK p&p

Forest

Kit only £25.00 + £3.00 UK p&p

Please Note

Please note, the tutorial is not an instant download.  Once I have processed your order, you will receive an email containing a link and password that will allow you to access the tutorial videos.

If you are buying the kit, I will need your address.

If you want more than one kit or you are not in the UK, please email me and I will send you details of how to pay or you will be charged postage on each kit.

You can of course email me to ask any questions prior to purchasing the tutorial and during using it or after you have purchased too!

I know you will enjoy the tutorial and perhaps use it for future projects if you want to create other 3D objects to your own design.

Shall we get started?

Thank you

 

Linda x

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