I finally found the right colour wool to needle felt a Barn owl. I made them of woolfelt but never needle felted one.
I couldn't find the right colour, up until last week.
I only ordered a pound of each colour but the box was huge !
Yummy yummy colours ! I immediately made a "test"owl and used my newly discovered felting needles with inverted barbs.
These needles pull out wool and create a fluffy look and . . . . and ! you can blend the colours.
I needle felt very firm ( if you want to cut a needle felted animal I made in half, you need a chainsaw) ( Mmmm who would want to do that you might ask) because it's so firm the surface colours don't blend in that good. Now with these "inverted"needles you pull out the core colour and it becomes much more "one".
So, I'm happy and the owl goes to a very generous Birthday girl. ( I can't tell who of course)Because she is but half an owl I put her in this box and I like the way she is taking a peek :-)