I just finished the main needle felting process of the bear I am working on. It took 7 full hours over about 5 days to complete this part. The next step will be to hand sew the pieces together, and stuff with polyfibre. After that I will give him a face, and a cool bandana to finish off his look. Then he will be packed up, and sent to live in Colorado. I was given full artistic license on this project. I felted him with Alpaca fibre this time. I used New Zealand Corriedale wool roving for the last two bears. The felt base I used to felt was made with Eco-fi polyester felt squares which are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
I now have orders for 5 more bears ranging in a variety of bright and bold colours! :) I can't wait to work with different colours than brown coming up. It will make my craft not so monotonous to a degree. :)
I hope though to get a needle felting attachment for my sewing machine, or a small needle felting machine to help with production time very soon. Definitely will cut the time down,and save my hands and wrists.
I hope to have this little fellow all done by tonight, and of course pictures will be following very quickly!
Have a great day!
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