Wednesday, July 01, 2009

'Cause that's how I felt

I have been curious about needle felting for quite some time now. I never did any real research about it. There were no classes around and I could not even find any place that sold the supplies I would need. I looked at some books, but it still wasn't clicking in my brain. So, one day I was chatting with the lovely Mariko and asked her if she had ever done any felting. Negative. OK, carry on.
Then, one day not long after that, a package containing this appeared on my doorstep. Get out!! A needle felting starter kit!

Now I had no excuse. I had to figure out how to do this. Back to some books. There really are no patterns. Just general instructions. I finally figured out that needle felting in 3D means creating your own individual figure. No cut out pattern. So, I finally dove in and attempted my first animals. They still need some tweaking and different eyes. No laughing! Here they are:
The Penguin who I thought was too skinny at first so I added a bigger belly.

The Baby Harp Seal

That's all I got for now. Hopefully, I will be able to make some more animals in the future. My thanks to the kind and thoughtful Mariko for getting me started.


mariko said...

Those look like real animals! Baby harp seal!!!

Christina @ Pardon my Vintage said...

Fun! That's such a relaxing hobby, right up until you jab yourself in the finger. Ouch ;-)

pupule said...

Mariko: It is all because of you.

Christina: Ah, yes. I have already jabbed myself so now I have needle paranoia.