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Topic: Newbie here and wanted to show off my needle felted Dala Horse!  (Read 1870 times)
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« on: November 27, 2008 03:52:59 PM »

I started this horse a couple of months ago, but have been working on other projects.  I finally finished it, and I think it came out really well.  This is a Swedish holiday decoration.  I have Swedish heritage on my mother's side.  She has a collection of hand carved and painted wooden dala horses.  I thought it would be a good challenge to try and make a needle felted one.  

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.

I hope I did this right!
Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008 05:42:21 PM »

He looks beautiful.
From what I can tell, he looks very even and well felted.
I really like how vibran and bright he is. Is that part of the traditional design?

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008 08:18:39 PM »

Awesome! Really well done.
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008 07:43:36 PM »

Beautifully done and looks just like the original traditional Dala horse. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 03:41:42 AM »

I am just back from my vacation in Sweden and I haven't seen such a beautyfull horse there!

Well done.

« Last Edit: February 10, 2009 02:04:22 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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