Many people have told me that they have problems using GLUE to attach eyes to their Needle Felted Sculptures. I decided to try looped wire glass eyes sewn in for a change.
When I make a sculpture, I always mark the eye location with 2 straight pins that have a black ball on the end. I can make sure that they are in alignment BEFORE I permanently attach them.
STEP ONE: You need to make a socket (hole) to put the eye into so they aren’t just on the surface of the wool. This adds a lot to the realism of your sculpture.
Thread the eye through the wire loop with a needle and strong thread.
STEP TWO: You will also need to make a slit in the wool for the wire loop. I use an exacto blade for this. You can also make the hole a little larger with the blade if you need to. Or you can needle felt a hole where your marker pin was and then just make a slit for the loop.
STEP THREE: Put the sewing needle in the socket and pull it through. The eye will be in the hole and push it in so the loop is in the slit that you cut in the wool. Tie off in back of head and make a knot. Add a little wool to cover your knot and felt it to hide the knot. That’s all there is to it!!
I usually use 4mm glass eyes and I get them from
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