Friday, 12 March 2010

Mother Earth - my needle felted figure

Season Corner March 2010
Mother Earth added


Okay, so refreshed and with camera in hand, here is my needle felted creation from last night. I had so much fun doing this, I don't know why it's taken m so long to have a go at it. I think I felt daunted at the prospect of needle felting a figure, but it actually came together quite easily.

I have made her with some lovely natural coloured wool with a little dyed green merino that I had. I used these colours intentionally, thinking that my first figure should really be Mother Earth and she is now gracing the Season Corner.

In progress - head and body created

arms and hands added

Hair and colour added
and she's finished


The white is the Dorset Poll wool I am usually spinning, the brown is an unknown wool that I am spinning, I think from the staple and feel of it, it is a Shetland, and the hair is natural Black Lincoln curly fleece.

side view

I think I shall be doing more needle felting in the near future, the possibilities really are endless. Would love to hear what you think of her, and what next? Maybe some root children to go with her?

9 comments:

  1. She's brilliant and just what you needed to go in your season corner. I love her hair.

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  2. Lovely! Root children should be really quick and easy after doing her - how fun to have a set. :)

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  3. how lovely and her hair is to die for!

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  4. Ooohh she is just beautiful, definitely root children next. And if you fancy making any to sell........ ;-)

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  5. She's gorgeous! I can't get on with felting, so really jealous!

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  6. Aw, thanks for your lovely comments.
    Shell - I'm not sure I'm confident enough to make them to sell ...maybe one day :-)

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