Bear Felting Eweniversity

The Bear is an advanced project for those with experience making armatures, wrapping wool, and creating basic shapes. You will learn how to make the armature with claws, sculpt shapes for the body and face, layer longer fiber, and add the finishing details and coloring. *This tutorial shows a polar bear, with information provided about how to adapt for a black bear, grizzly bear, or panda bear.

There is also a "bonus feature" of the black bear construction thanks to a goof in filming with no audio. Sara and Kyla discuss the project in this director's cut style footage.

Click here for Bear Felting Eweniversity Digital Access on the Annex

Click here to see the video introduction to the Bear Series

Click here to purchase the Bear Series on SD Card (for those with poor internet, generally we recommend the Annex digital course)

Bear Supply List

Color choices of wool will depend on which bear you are making.

14 gauge wire cut to 24" and 28"

chenille stems

32 gauge or 26 gauge wire for toes/claws


Black powdered pigment

Colour Shapers

4 oz. off white chunky core wool

Sarafina brown core

1 oz Batt for Top Coat:

Snow Hare


Black Bear

Olive skin tone (for grizzly or black bear)

Walnut top or Dark Gray core for paw pads

Prefelt if desired for pelt

Blender colors:

Oats core

Carob core