I’m Dyeing mounds wool for Hands on Houston at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft this weekend. We’re making acorns! Saturday October 2, 2010 from 11am-3pm
I threw this guy in for fun.
click on baby dino for tutorial!
Originally uploaded by Licorice Tree / Tobiah P. Mundt
i started making this guy on friday… i thought he looked a little rodent like so went to the pet store and bought him a toy for inspiration.
he needed a rodent like tail, so i lightly felted a long piece of wool.
i wanted to get cartoon like ribbing on the tail and but needle felting each “rib” would have taken a very long time and i am sure i would have stabbed myself repeatedly. so i put rubber bands down the length of the tail, wet felted it, let it dry and then dyed it pink.
the tail did’nt come out exactly how i envisioned it, but i do love it.i added wire before i attached it so it would be posable. awww, my new pet monster with his toy! but he still needs a name…any suggestions?
what does one do when there is no power for 2 days? well, you craft of course…and then you clean your craft room. lucie is a needle felted puppet that i never finished because there was always something about her that i didnt like…her face, her mouth…her ears.
then along came hurricane ike and a desperate need for another battery operated light source. i rummaged through my unorganized craft room, found some lamp parts and then i spied lucie!
lucie was needle felted hollow because she was intended to be a puppet—perfect for a lampshade.
i wanted to spruce her up so that once all went dark she would be pretty to look at so i gave her a felt rose for her hair, eyelashes and teeth.
lucie giving me light to sketch by + a guitar playing husband made having no power not so bad.