Archive for July, 2012

24
Jul
12

Work In Progress: It’s the Felting Life for Me Part 2

Run Red Run Needle Felt work in progress pirate

 

Yo Ho!  Still working on the pirate, here are some progress shots.  There will be more to come.  And if you want to go back to the first WIP post, just click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run Red Run Needle Felt work in progress pirate

10
Jul
12

Tuesday Tip: Needle Felting Needles

When I first started needle felting, I went through a lot of broken needles. I admit I had a bad habit of leaving them stuck in the felting pad and then snapping them off with a careless elbow. The silver lining in that is that it afforded me the opportunity to try a lot of different needles on for size. Eventually, I tried Kay Petal’s Felt Alive Super Duper Felting Needles. Yes, that’s their name. One of the best things about them is that they’re color-coded with cushioned grips. So they’re comfortable to use and it’s easy to tell what the gauge is at a glance. They come in single, double and quad size and, though you still have to be careful not to snap the points off, they’re easier to see because of the grips so it’s easier to avoid that issue. I highly recommend these needles and you can find them on the Felt Alive Needle Felting supply site.

02
Jul
12

Work In Progress: It’s the felting life for me

Run Red Run Needle Felt Work In ProgressI don’t usually post works in progress because, well, they aren’t finished and they look kind of dopey. But some people have asked to see how these felted sculptures come together so I thought I’d start posting some of those dopey photos.

Here’s the figure I’m working on now. Can you guess what it is? A skinny Hulk in purple pants? A 1930’s newsboy with knickers? Nope. Here’s one clue: The black feet are the start of boots. If you want another clue, scroll down to the other photo.

I’ll post more of these as I go and, though I’m seven months behind on keeping to my New Year’s resolution, I will try my hardest to post more often. See you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Run Red Run Needle Felt Work In Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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