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.
Purchase On Demand access to the Bear Felting Eweniversity on Sarafina Annex
Bear Supply List
Color choices of wool will depend on which bear you are making.
14 gauge wire cut to 24" and 28"
4 oz. off white chunky core wool
Sarafina brown core
1 oz Batt for Top Coat:
Olive skin tone (for grizzly or black bear)
Prefelt if desired for pelt