Step 6: Centre of Eye

Pull off just the tiniest amount of black fibre and roll it between your fingers until you have a tiny ball the size you want for eyes. Roll both eye balls before attaching them to make sure they are the same size.  Place the eyes where you want them and felt onto the face. 

Tip:  when attaching a tiny piece, always felt around the edges of it first - if you felt into the middle it can poke right through and disappear.  If your owl body is not felted hard enough it can be hard to attach tiny details - if this happens just felt your owl some more all around.  If your eye becomes too small when felting it on just roll another bit of wool into a ball and felt it on top of the first bit.  Not too much happens in needle felting that can't be fixed!

I hope you have enjoyed needle-felting your owl.  Now that you have the basic techniques you can keep felting as far as your imagination will take you.

my daughter and I made them. :)
<p>So much fun to make! </p>
He's not quite as neat and tidy as your little guys, but I'm getting there :) thanks so much for this great instructable!
What a great little tutorial, nicely done, thanks for sharing. I am newly into felting and I am going to try this out. :)
I've never needle felted before but after reading this I really want to try it. <br>I've seen many beautiful pieces and though it would be difficult to do. <br>You've made it seem easy even for a complete beginner.Thank you! <br>Off to order a starter kit!
They are adorable!
That is so adorable! I love his little beak!
Too cute! :)
so cute!
Oh, they're so sweet! I've been wanting to try felting for a long time and this looks like an easy first project. :)
careful - once you start felting it's hard to stop!!
So cute. This little owl is the perfect project for a beginner... which would be me!<br> <br> Can I suggest a few added keywords to broaden the search in multiple engines?<br> <ul> <li> how to&nbsp; <li> beginner project&nbsp; <li> easy </ul> This wonderful project deserves all the exposure you can give it. ;-) &nbsp;Excellent work!!!
Thanks for the tip!
Great Project for a beginner!! Which I am! I must compliment you on your excellent <br>teaching instructions. Simple step by step guide is perfect. Thank you so much.
Thanks for you kind words.
I &lt;3 Owls
Me too. I listen to them in the evenings from my bedroom window.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the fiber arts contest!! Good luck to you!

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