Thursday, January 24, 2008

Finally finished this BIG Horse

Wow, that was alot of poking, poking and poking. He is finally done and I decided not to work on him anymore.He stands 11" high and is 11" long, man that's alot of poking.
LOL, I've already started on another one. For those of you not familiar with hand needle felting please go to Jan 16th blog to get a better idea. I'm thinking he's not too bad for my first one. Thanks for looking and don't forget to post a comment.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

In the meantime

I'm working on a blog about "what is needle felting." But, it's not quite finished. So I thought I'd post a pic of one of my partner latest works. Meet Gladys and Valentine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

So, what exactly is Needle Felting.

Here is the wool after the sheep has been sheared and the tags have been taken off. The next stage is to wash the wool to remove the lanolin, dirt and as much vegetable matter as possible.

Here is the wool after it has been washed with detergent to remove lanolin, dirt and vege matter. The next stage is to card the wool.

Above is the wool after it's been carded.

The hand carders below looke like large dog brushes. These are used to tangle up the wool and prepare it for needle felting.

These are the needles used to poke the wool and creat art. The needles come straight from the manufacturing world where they are used to create flat felt. A 3d felter like me will hold one or two of these needles in her hand and poke the wool to creat shapes.

All that being said. The needle felter can also buy the wool all ready carded, either in batts or roving. It also comes dyed in a myriad of colors. There are also many different types of wool. Such as Alpaca, Llama, Merino...You can also felt some types of dog hair.

Friday, January 11, 2008

I got an award!!

Thanks to Patience for this wonderful award.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Duh, I've been tagged

Sorry Bill, I really did forget!!

Five thing about me:

I'm a closet classical music fan.
I really am a blonde, honest.
I love to play air guitar.
My husband says I'm his "flakey buscuit."
My dogs dress better than I do!!

fun stuff

This wonderful giraffe is made by my friend and business partner Geri Williams. Geri will be teaching a class in Australia to make this giraffe. He is made from flat felt, stuffed with wool and has needle felted spots and features.
Three horses. The largest horse is the one I have been working on forever, lol. The other two horses are made by my friend and partner Geri Williams.

This lovely fairy is made by my friend and partner Geri. She is riding the horse I have be working on and hope to have done soon.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Mack's back and Houdini too!

Hey, we're back!! So, how do we look? Careful what ya say as we've got ears now, hehehe.
We are almost completed. But, we can't go to Canada yet. We are waiting for our sis, Emmy to be finished.
Hi Mom.