I am ramping up to start my final project in my Fiber Arts program and am making lots of tests. This latest bird is needle felted wool over polyester over a wire armature. I used fabric stiffener on the outside layer to try and protect the surface.
He's about 9" tall. I like that the stiffener doesn't change how the piece looks but I am still not sure if I am going to use it on my final. The eyes are taxidermy bird eyes that I ordered online. I love how they look!