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PoiToy
« on: February 27, 2007 08:02:26 AM »

I wanted to share some of what I've been working on.  These are are all needle felted merino and I've got the wounds to prove it!

A very purple horse for my 5-yo (gee, can you guess her favorite colors?)  I'm not happy with the poor guy's legs, but I've got too short of an attention span to fix em  Roll Eyes:


A 4-way jointed bear for me ma:


A vaguely hummingbird-shaped bird...I now know the meaning of the word "painstaking".  The wings and tail feathers are individually sculpted...OUCH.  Worth it though, since it made my hubby say "Hey, how'd you get it to look like that??"  My cat there in the pic was very interested in this one (he got a taste for wool when he ran off with the bear's head).


And finally a Santa head and a doll's head...I've discovered that I REALLY don't like doing bodies, so if anyone has a body in need of a head, lemme know  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 08:21:03 AM »

Super! thanks for sharing.  The bird wings are AWESOME - glorious blend of colors and line detail.  You get lots of character into each piece.  The body-less heads make great adornments on hats, christmas stockings, or as lapel pins.

Glad you have taken up needle felting, you have good eye and hands in developing the pieces.  Felt-on!
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MysticSpiral
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007 09:29:14 AM »

I have a friend who makes heads and then sews pin backs onto them so that she can wear them as jewelry. It's a great solution to the "I just like working on faces" dilemma.
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PoiToy
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007 05:23:00 PM »

Thanks Grace!  And I really dig the pin idea...any excuse to not have to shape arms and legs  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007 07:11:07 PM »

Welcome.  Just saw the feltalong for March - it is combining wet or needle felting with other work.  Then came here, saw the heads again and looked at the puppet in my avatar...... hmmmmm needle felted heads on puppets would be awesome too.  MysticSpiral did some fulled sweater puppets with needle and wet felted eyes and tusks, why not full heads.

So another way to avoid needle felting bodies.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007 08:41:59 AM »

Wow! Fantastic work.  I sooo wanna try needlefelting, but have no clue how.  Gotta find some instructions....any suggestions?
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radal16
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007 09:16:23 AM »

And finally a Santa head and a doll's head...I've discovered that I REALLY don't like doing bodies, so if anyone has a body in need of a head, lemme know  Grin

That's hysterical, I think you should go into felting shrunken heads.

Great hummingbird, love the colors and the sculptured bits are worth it.
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GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2007 07:58:58 PM »

What fabulous peices!!  I just learned to needle felt and can't wait to try some different projects!
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PoiToy
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007 11:39:06 AM »

Or shrunken puppet heads... would make for a derned odd play though.   Shocked

mizduck...browse the felt-alongs here, order a kit or search "needle felting tutorial" on google...there's a lot of info if ya look for it and sooo worth it.  best addiction I've had so far...
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ultconsumer
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007 10:53:41 PM »

Wow!  Those are really impressive!
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katielee
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2007 08:29:44 AM »

The hummingbird is lovely.  I think it would look great attached to a clear line and hung from the ceiling, but that's just me.   Grin



Wow! Fantastic work.  I sooo wanna try needlefelting, but have no clue how.  Gotta find some instructions....any suggestions?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140465.0


Craftster knows all.  I'm going to be trying wet and needle felting real soon.
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