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Topic: Needle felted cat - Sassy Pritten  (Read 3499 times)
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« on: March 23, 2011 10:02:53 AM »

She's not a recent project - just one that I failed to post her photo on the web.

She's small enough that she fits in my hand. Made with core fiber, Merino wool, glass eyes and hand dyed silk for her fur.



It takes me about a week to make one of these - furring is very time consuming! =^..^=
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011 11:49:59 AM »

Wow -- when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a photo of a real cat!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011 12:52:07 PM »

omg - i thought it was a taxidermy post. It was so creepy and REAL looking that I had to click on it. Wow, that's talent! So cool!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011 01:13:14 PM »

She is beautiful. I thought it was real at first. What talent!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011 01:41:49 PM »

Your work is just amazing.  So realistic.  Applause!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011 03:10:08 PM »

Hilarious!!! Cheesy yeah!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011 07:52:21 AM »

Woah awesome, you are really talented. That's so small it fits in your hand?? Is it squishy like a stuffed animal?
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 11:12:07 AM »

Thank you!!! Cheesy

Yes, it fits in my hand - she's probably about 6" in length.

No, she is not squishy. She's very firmly felted. It is easier to root fiber for fur if the piece is firmly felted. It is also easier to control the pose if the piece is firmly felted. I don't care for armatures and only use them if absolutely necessary as for wings on a dragon. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011 01:08:24 PM »

Oh my gosh! I only just started to teach myself how to needle felt and I didn't think you could do anything like this. It's amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011 05:40:39 AM »

Thanks!!  Grin

When I first started needle felting, I don't think I believed it was possible to make things like this either - I've learned a lot since then!! I haven't had the opportunity to make another Pritten (pretty kittens) in a while. I've been putting together classes and finishing my second book and then there are all the thousand and one things here at home which demand my attention. I really hope to get back to pushing my limits and doing more Prittens.
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