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?


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!!!