Here's my latest needle felting creation. My lovely friend Tilly gave me a book on needle felting (Wool Toys and Friends by Laurie Sharp) which she picked up at the recent Perth Craft Fair. I myself picked up a couple of new wool colours at the Craft Fair (although there is still almost no stuff for needle felting available, and the colour selection was extremely limited – but so was my budget, so there we are =P) so I was able to branch out a bit. I thought I'd make something from the book, and picked a little Japanese figure (Tilly does Japanese, and studied there for a few months while at uni).... and then got carried away and completely changed it, so the project in the book is really only a lauchpad by now.
It was lots of fun doing all the little details. I still need a lot of practice with faces, but I don't think this is too bad for a first attempt.
A shot with my hand, to show size:
Here's a look at the original project in the book, so you can see how far I pushed it (or how bad I am at following instructions, whichever way you want to look at it =P)
|photo from Craftside|
Merino and Corriedale wool with 'fine' and 'coarse' needles (no, no idea what gauge they are, the packet doesn't say).