Friday, August 6, 2010
needle felting with alpaca
I've been having a lot of fun needle felting with the baby Alpaca locks from North Star Alpaca . This fiber has such beautiful curls which have to be treated gently when pulling out the VM that gets caught in them . This cuff is a bit over the top for most folks but perfect for the fur lovers who don't want to kill an animal to wear their fur .
I started this project by needle felting a merino cuff and then felted in sections of alpaca locks . Once they felt firm, I laid another layer of merino on top and felted that over the base of the locks to sandwich them into place more firmly . I still need to add a closure but I think the cuff of fuzzy curls is pretty sweet .
Ever heard of a Merkin ? Well this is my attempt to make something that might be picked by Regretsy . I know some people think that the mock Etsy site is "mean" but I find many of their choices of Etsy "weirdness" to be interesting and others to be funny . I am planning on adding a velcro backing to this so it can be added to the outside of the underwear and used to give those famous "getting out of the car paparazzi " something to look at . I think it is something that would appeal to a limited audiance....Paris Hilton or a Furry <-----( a person who likes to dress up in animal costumes .......yes they are real) .
I finally got most of my animals organized so I can find them for labeling, photos and listing on Etsy....one small step closer to opening Wool Alchemy on Etsy . I still want to design a recycled leather tag for my felt . (just another way to procrastinate listing them ?