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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Just finished sculpting a beautiful girl with so many spots… A harlequin Great Dane. It was a lot of work phew!! But I’m very happy with the result and if the new owners like her it was all worth while.
I remember the first little dog that I made with a really challenging brindle coat, it was an Australian Boxer cross, he ended up being a real favourite. I think the difficulties Iv’e had making the beautiful harlequin coat will make the Great Dane special too.
Last year I went to visit a knitting group in London, they wanted to learn how to needle felt. It was a lovely mix of ladies all eager to learn something new and felting was good to use along side their knitting skills. Recently I was pleased to see some of them again only this time they travelled down to my seaside apartment. Wet felting was on the agenda and after a busy afternoon a well earned break was taken on the veranda. It was sunny and warm and one of the the group advised me she was going for a swim. A fish and chip supper was had by all before heading back to London. It was a nice little seaside trip for them, plus they all went away with their wet felted items and another new skill to add to their collection.
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
Felting Friday on 25th May between 7pm and 9pm you can book to come along with your own project and get help if you need it.
Stuck with your needle felting project? Want to ask questions and learn from others? Or just enjoy needle felting please book and come along.
Needle felting wool, needles, and kits will also be available for you to buy. Next Felting Friday special on 8th June … Will be listed at a later date
Little needle felted Dandie Dinmont dog went off to his new owner yesterday, with his leather collar and disc (owner wanted Happy Birthday written on it)
I was happy with the end result, the slipper in his mouth looked much better than the needle felted food. I went over his back with a layer of alpaca, it was a good blend of the right colour greys and added to the realism.
His handmade German glass eyes sparkled in the light and with dashes of silk in his topknot he was ready to meet his new owner at the birthday party.
Made another video…some of my past commissions. To take a look please click on the link below.
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