When I began needle felting, I had no idea you could or should try to use an armature inside of your sculpture. By doing this, it enables the sculpture to be posed. Not only did it kick my work up a notch, it made it so much fun to display. Some of my gallery mates have had too much fun acting out scenarios with my work while on display.
The downside of pose-able sculptures is that to you can expect pilling. Just like your favorite wool sweater may get a little worn under the arms, the wool may ball in areas. Simply remove it with a detail scissor or do a felt touch up with a fine detail felting needle. When I sell sculptures to those I know will be repositioning frequently (yes those people exist) I always include a needle for touch ups, however I also offer free touch ups at the owner's shipping expense as part of my sale.
Bottom line...try it...you may like working with the wire.
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