Friday, January 6, 2012

Felting Fun

Once in a while even a cushion of extra time isn't enough.  I've been sucked into a website update that's taking longer than anticipated.  I always allow extra time, but this go-around my allowance wasn't enough.  The faint glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel was extinguished yesterday.  Right now there's no end in sight.

While there's been time for knitting and dyeing, there hasn't been time for photos.  Instead I have needle felting to share with you.  I play around with needle felting every once in a while, but my daughter is the one who has the needle felting bug.  

Needle felting is sculpting with wool.

She started with these three colors of wool roving.

Add some time, patience and a lot of poking. 

The wool was transformed into an adorable fox.

I love the whimsical face.  Now my daughter has asked me to dye fiber in specific colors.  I can't wait to see what other creatures appear.

The remnants of our New Year's Eve celebration provided my color inspiration for this week.

Bright and cheery with a bit of shiny silver.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Just adorable. Guess she knows how to manage sharp tools. I can't wait to see what other creatures hatch.