Sheltie dog work in progress

July 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Currently making two sheltie dogs – learned how to make things furry!

Will take better pictures after they are complete!

The start of a new project – Tropical fish mobile

July 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

So this week I have started something new.
I have experimented previously with making mobiles (see https://woollywildthings.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/leaping-hares-and-floating-mushrooms/) and I have decided to make a fish themed mobile, with a collection of different species of tropical fish.

I started with a clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

This is how the wool looks before I start working with it, I buy wool that is already dyed, but I would love to learn how to prepare and dye the wool myself!
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The basic shape of the fish –
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Adding detail –
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And the finished fish! –
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I have since learned that this type of fish is in fact known as a false anenomefish. There are lots of different clownfish species. I think this is the most commonly recognised one as it appeared in the film Finding Nemo!

More fish will appear on here soon, I am already working on a blue tang and a french angelfish. I have been felting in the garden with endless cups of tea!

Oh Deer!

July 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

This I made a while back (possibly at christmas)

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It suffers from the problem all my spindly legged beasts have – namely they can’t stand up, which is a shame. This deer’s head is to weighty for it’s skinny little legs to cope.

I have considered putting wire armatures in, which would solve this problem, but I like that my animals are 100% wool, and that wouldn’t be true if I started adding wire. However, it may be worth it for creatures such as this, as they would also have posable legs, which would be a fun addition!

Felt it was about time I updated this blog…

July 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Haha! Excuse the terrible felt based pun. Can’t help myself sometimes…
Due to doing a high pressure Theatre Design MA, I haven’t been felting much lately, but thought I might update with a few things I made a while ago before I start on some new projects

Here’s a little chipmunk for starters –

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And a hare jumping over the moon… Not really sure what to do with this little guy, he’s flat on one side but is too big really to be a broach. Could turn him into a fridge magnet.

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Sadly there is also this bunny who I never finished, so he has been without eyes for several months. Perhaps I should finish this before I move onto anything else. Feel a bit mean leaving this critter without eyes!

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