Sunday, November 4, 2012

Needle Felting a Rat.

Auntie J and Mom brought us a load of needle felting supplies in the summer. Maggs has been felting up a storm, but I haven't had a chance to make anything with it until this weekend.


Here's what I got!
A little white rat!


I didn't take very many early construction photos because I wasn't sure it was going to be anything worth documenting. This is the first pic I took. Most of the body is constructed of felted balls. I poked some flexible wire through at the arm and leg spots and covered the wire wool and felted it. I did the same for the tail.



I curled the ends of the wire into loops and covered them with pink felt to make little paws.



I felted the center of two little flat bits of wool.


Folded them in half and felted some more.



I added a wee bit of pink to the inside of each. They're ears!!! This is soooooo much fun and way too addictive!



I attached the ears.



I found some teeny black teardrop beads in my stash and sewed them into the head.



I tightened the threads to sink the eyes into the face a bit. I cut off the extra thread and felted a bit of white wool over the thread exit point at the back of the head.



I added a bottom jaw.



I wrapped some pink wool around the pointy tip of a wooden skewer and felted it.



These little pink worms made excellent thumbs!



Have you tried needle felting yet?


2 comments:

Char said...

First, love the idea of felting and bought supplies. Second, found out it hurts! and I'm not good at it. :( ah well, this guy is cute--I think he needs a top hat and cane cuz he looks like he's saying, "Ta DA!"

from Kellie said...

Oh NO!!!!

I was lucky and didn't stab myself. I think the key is a HUGE block of memory foam. We work on six inch by six inch blocks of foam and it seems to act as a buffer. We don't get stuck very often... I hope you try again. Get some foam!!!