Friday, July 30, 2010

Needlefelting ladybugs!

At the July meeting, Katie taught our mini-workshop.  She made up kits for everybody that included two colors of wool roving (she over-dyed the red to get just the right shade) and a felting needle, as well as a pinback, beads for eyes, and some wire for antennae.
From these fluffy beginnings she walked us through the basics of needle-sculpting.  Fortunately, we did not need the first-aid supplies she brought, as we got through the class without puncturing anybody's fingers!  After an hour or so, our roving had been transformed to this:
While most of us were complete beginners, we did have an expert in our midst.  In honor of the class topic, Bonnie brought in a superb little needle-felted bear she had made.  Isn't he perfect?


linda misa said...

some wonderful creative work going on here. Kind regards, Linda.

Indy Cloth Dollmakers said...

Thank you so much! We try hard to pool our collective knowledge -- some would say we have one good brain between us ;>
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