Friday, October 02, 2009

Needle Felting

As I am studying wool, I have been wanting to learn about needle felting. The younger three boys and I took a walk in Old Town Elk Grove and saw a little art studio that was offering a class on needle felting. I jumped at the chance, and learned a lot of the basics from it. I made this rabbit, which took about six hours. I did not have the finer gauge needle for the finishing, and I am not sure how I like the front fluff, but as my kids played with it all of the real rabbit hair in the front came out anyway, it probably looks better now=). My daughter wants a dog to go with her dolls (who are on a wagon train, right now, and need a good guard dog that can also hunt), so I will probably work with her to make that next.


Katherine Plumer said...

That's so cute! :-)

Tan Family said...

Wonderful! felting is so much fun to do as a family. You mention Elk Grove...near Sac? We are in Fair Oaks. I'm going to start following your blog. Found you on the Earthschooling yahoogroup. --Jennifer