Thursday, December 26, 2013
This year I signed up for an ornament exchange thru Aunt Peaches' Blog, the theme was something pink and fabulous - Flamingos - how could I resist? I kicked around a few ideas of how best to create a one-leg-standing critter, and settled on felted wool.
Needle felting is time intensive (and a little dangerous!), but it offers lots of control and a chance to add little details.
Adding the feet to the wires was trickier, in the future I would use sheet felt for that. Finger stab count was still only one!
Finally I added little details - The beak and eyes, and some streaks of lighter pink and white on top. I tried to leave the ends un-felted for a 'feathery' appearance. I also added a little bit of pink yarn for hanging - All ready for the tree!
Merry everything readers! And a Happy New Year as well!