Friday, March 4, 2011

Coming to Life...

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!





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3 comments:

  1. the patterns look so cute! can't wait for the pictures! :)

    thanks for following! followed you back :)

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  2. Can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm a new follower from Weekend Blog Hop. Please stop by and follow me back :) http://foursmilestomeltmyheart.blogspot.com/ Have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow how very impressive. I try so hard to sew and I am just horrible. At least I do keep trying!
    I am a new visitor and follower via Tara.
    I hope your week gets off to a great start.

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