Butterfly Conservation has teamed up with expert crafters The Makerss for a special online event to show you how to needle felt your own Large Blue butterfly.
Taking place on Wednesday, July 28th from 7pm to 8.15pm, felting specialist Steffi Stern will show you step-by-step how to make your own Large Blue. However, don’t worry if you can’t attend live – you’ll receive a recording of the video, as well as step-by-step instructions in your craft kit.
Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced crafters, you’ll receive all the materials you need to take part in our craft kit, which will be posted to you. The eco-friendly craft kit includes:
• Coloured wool
• Eco-wool mats
• Felting needles
• A set of instructions
Steffi Stern, who will be leading the session, said:
“I have been needle felting for over 17 years and it just gets better and better!
“I love it for its quick results and it still amazes me how a pile of fluffy wool turns into something beautiful through this process!
“I am lucky enough that I can practice my hobby every day as one of the co-founders of The Makerss; we love nature and all our kits are plastic free and the packaging is recyclable - and of course, leftover wool is compostable too (although I bet you will just want to make more!)
“The Large Blue Butterfly is a perfect make for beginners, but also suitable for those who have needle felted before.
“You will be using a special fabric that helps to create a delicate finish and the vibrant and high quality wool fibres felt down like a dream.
“Though the project is felted flat, the magic fabric is water soluble and allows you to pose your butterfly as though it is about to take off!
“If the butterfly in our kit wasn’t larger than life, you could fool people as it will look so realistic!
“Needle felting has become more and more popular over the last few years as anybody can do it, but it is best for children under the age of 10 to be supervised due to the specialist sharp needle that is used. It is a very therapeutic craft but beware... it’s very addictive too!”