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.
Update 04/04/2013 Very happy to have the suppliers I wanted for the book, including a supplier for inverted or reverse felting needles.
Could you help me please?…I’ve been busy looking for suppliers to recommend in my needle felting book. I am researching now.
Can you provide wool batts, wool tops, various types of wool for needle felting. Do you have a cheap wool suitable to use as a base or core wool (A fast felter)
I am also looking for excellent quality felting needles, I have found lately that some are blunting too quickly and they don’t felt as well as they should.
If you think I might be interested your products please contact me. email@example.com
Been busy finishing off a needle felting tutorial. It takes a lot of time making something and breaking it down into easy stages for people to recreate. Everything has to be thought out carefully, it’s so easy to say one thing and mean another. As magazines like to work well in advance this project will be published in the summer.
I have also been back to Margate’s Turner Gallery, this time to create with Helda and the studio group, we are making a sculpture from recycled materials. Last year, as we had all enjoyed our time with artist Maria Nepomuceno so much we decided to keep the group together. The gallery has kindly given us working space to carry on creating.
Last Saturday was workshop day, it was wild and windy outside but cosy and warm inside. My guests made the cutest little guinea pigs.
I thought it was a lovely idea that someone had booked needle felting classes for a Christmas present. Mum and daughters came to learn together and were going home afterwards to practise what they had learnt. I do so like these small friendly groups.
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.
© Gai Button 2013