Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
I last posted the makings of Neil back in May.
He is now completed and is with his new owner, who is delighted with him.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
I have been so lucky this year to have had a regular supply of orders coming through. Some have given me the ability to learn new techniques. Others to use wool I havent used before, while others have been a challenge to my skill. I have enjoyed them all. My favourites being the Alice in wonderland characters.
Now I have almost completed my last order to date I suddenly got all excited and realised for the first time this year, I could make something I wanted to make!
I had a look at my inspiring board on Pinterest and decided I would make a troll.
Not sure what he was going to look like ( there's so many different looking trolls) but I would just see what happened.
I sat wool and needle in hand, sat on a steamer chair, on the decking, in the garden, in the sun, could life be any better? And started stabbing.
3 hours and burn't arms later this is how far I have got.
Loads more to do but I think im going to like him.
What do you think?
Friday, 18 July 2014
A while ago I was asked to make a cocker spaniel to look like their own cocker called Chocolate.
Of course I jumped at the chance, another challenge.
I had in my head a traditional cocker spaniel like this
So when I asked for some photos I was a bit surprised to see these.
I did get quite a few photos but I knew I was going to have my work cut out with this felt!
I had never done a long haired dog before and had no idea which wool to use.
Some of my lovely friends on a needle felting forum on face book helped me out and even sent me some from the USA!
I started with a wired frame and covered it with with core wool.
Then I covered with a base brown wool.
I decided to use these two pictures of him and due to the different lighting I choose and average of the colouring.
This is how he turned out.
The new owner was delighted! Im so glad a did it, at one point I wondered if I would ever manage it
What do you think!
Saturday, 12 July 2014
When I started needle felting nearly two years ago now, I treated myself to some needles from Kay Petal at Living Felt all the way from the U.S of A.
I had been told they were the best, more expensive than others but neither the less, the best.
They didn't disappoint and they have soon become my favourite.
I do still use others for the beginings of my work but for the details, they cant be beat.
The one use the most is the red tipped one, its always the first one I pick up and today it broke....
It owes me nothing! It must have stabbed into wool millions of times for me. And to be fair has had a little bend on her, yes her, for a while now.
Good job when I bought them, I bought more than one red one!
Yeah my nice new shiny and very sharp red tip feels like she's, yes she's come out of her box and ready for action.
I hope she lasts me as long
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
When I finished my Alice in wonderland characters, a lady asked me to make an Alice to match her daughter who is called Alice. She showed me a photo and she had beautiful red hair. Why not!
Here she is. What do you think?