Beardie loves Barbie but Bertie bear better.
Carding in a little silk with the wool makes all the difference, I loved making the long flowing coat on this needle felted bearded collie dog.
My little white poodle will be leaving me this week to go into a raffle to help dog charities. I’ll be sad to see her go, but happy she can help dogs in need. If you are in South Wales on 27th May this event is looking like it’s one not to be missed. www.fonmoncharitydogshow.com
Many of the custom dogs I have made have had a story attached, I have my favourites for different reasons, but the dog that most touched my heart was Scooter Rae. This lovely girl was well known and dearly loved by many Flickr members who followed her life in pictures on the internet. Unfortunately she passed away and people were very saddened by her tragic loss. I was asked to make a memorial sculpture of Scooter Rae. I studied so many pictures of her everyday life that I felt I knew her. When little custom Scooter was finished, I was instructed to send her to Scooters owner anonymously from a Flickr friend. I wondered about the reaction to this unexpected gift, I needn’t have worried Scooter’s owner was overwhelmed by the kindness of that unidentified friend and she loved the sculptural reminder of her beloved pet.
To those of you that came on Sunday…Thank you for joining me to make a needle felted flower. I wish we could have shared more time together it went so quickly, but I enjoyed it and I hope you did too.
I dosed myself up through the day and during the class, with the aid of my special boot managed to walk about, it was fine. Afterwards I could feel my leg swelling badly again so was glad to sit in the wheelchair and give it a rest. Whilst Chris left me to go and get the car from the car park I had a horrible thought, what if it rains? I’ll have to get out and push the wheelchair inside…I’ll look like a fake…Like a sketch out of Little Britain. Thank goodness it stayed dry. Phew!! I’ll be so glad when this broken ankle is better.
This is the needle felted flower we will be making next week at the Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace. It has been made using a technique I call shadowing. The petals are soft and fluffy and have the look of mohair.
If you would like to learn how to needle felt a pretty flower like this I will be listing similar workshops in Kent soon.
Really pleased with the light box I bought… Saves so much time setting up photo scenes. This picture was taken in the box. To get the look I wanted I used a sheet of white paper over the backing cloth.
If you would like a guinea pig made like the ones in the picture please pop along to my shop http://gaizymaimake.co.uk/shop
© Gai Button 2013