Needle felting, nuno and wet felting.(Click on pictures for more detail and feel free to leave comments, suggestions or questions .)
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
April Fools Day car accident but still needle felting....slowly
Firstly, I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday . I know that handmade and mass produced are considered incompatible but I think life is more complicated then that . Although I encourage everyone to support artist creating one of a kind items, I also believe that people in other countries deserve jobs as well . I bought 50 of these little lambs as an "accent" for some of my larger animals who need their own "comfort animal" to cuddle on their trip through the mail .
Below is my only new animal for the past 2 weeks .
I am still spending most of my time re-vamping some of my older animals . I have replaced many of the eyes with bigger, better eyes and spent hours reverse felting them to give that fuzzy surface .The following are animals from the past few years of felting . It has helped me learn a lot more about how the different base fibers look when reverse felted .
The alpaca and mohair give the best hairy look for the larger and medium animals . Merino is much shorter and softer and feels more like velvet .
Most of the above were done before my car accident....(I was rear-ended by a drunk driver on April Fools night) . Since the accident, I have had some trouble finding a position to sit in that doesn't hurt my back but I started chiro and will start physical therapy soon . I don't plan on giving up felting but it may take awhile before I get back up to full felting speed .In the mean time, I will just try and be patient and rest between felting...instead of my usual 5 hours without a break .