Posts Tagged ‘work-in-progress

31
Oct
17

Something Felted This Way Comes

Happy Halloween!

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I was commissioned to make a Halloween Witch for a friend after she saw my Little Witch Helga from a few years ago. The only direction she gave me was “make her face scary” but she liked the design of Helga. The new witch got the same candy corn hat and a similar body as Helga. However, this witch has also got a one of a kind handmade broom!

Here’s some progress photos:

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She’s bald!

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Hair!

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More hair!

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She’s all packed up and ready to go! My friend loved her! Whew!  There are more photos of her in the gallery to check out. I hope you all had a great Halloween!

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12
Aug
12

Work in Progress: Almost Finished

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Here are some more progress shots of the Disney-inspired pirate. The jacket is almost complete in these shots.  The trim around the jacket’s collar/lapels/hem was time consuming, but I think it was worth it. I’ve been needling furiously on the head, so next post: finished pirate!  If you want to go back and see the other WIP posts, just click here and here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24
Jul
12

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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14
Mar
11

Daredevil work in progress

What’s a Headless Horseman without his horse?  When I was felting the spooky Hessian I planned to make him a trusty steed to ride, but wasn’t sure if I could actually do it.  The friend who designed the horseman for me decided I should handle designing the horse on my own.  I was a bit nervous at first, but I was determined (and encouraged) to do it.  So, here’s a shot of the finished horse (better photos in my next post) and below are some of the work in progress pictures.  Not too bad for my first horse.

Since the horse was going to have a rider, I needed to make an armature for support. This is the first time I ever worked with an armature.

Working with the needles around the wire proved challenging.

But the hard work paid off! I used dozens of horse photos for reference to get the musculature right.

22
Dec
10

A Christmas Gift

Merry Christmas!  This is a gift that I made for a friend for Christmas.  She is a big fan of the Peanuts gang, especially Linus.  It’s based on an illustration my friend Vince did which was, of course, based on Schulz’s Peanuts designs.

I also posted some work in progress photos below.  I thought it might be interesting for  people to see some of my process.  And if you’re interested in how Vince put the box illustration together, check out his blog post all about it.

I started by making heads. I made them one after another so that the size matched. This is Linus in the making.

Here's Linus' head with his body. The bodies were made at the same time too and are pretty much identical.

Here's Daryl's head and body. Looks pretty much the same, huh? Her body is getting dressed with shorts, shoes and the start of her shirt.

Here's Linus with his different parts almost complete, I just have to needle felt them all together. Getting that head attached to the body was the most difficult part of the project.

This is the art that Vince Dorse did for the top of the box. I really liked how it turned out and it really completes the gift. Head over to Vince's blog to get the low-down on how he put the illustration together.

16
Sep
10

Needle Felted Jekyll & Hyde Work-In-Progress

Here’s Hyde, the handsome devil, in his completed form.  But I’m also posting some of my work-in-progress (wip) photos.  I happened to remember to take a few while making these guys.

1) This first shot shows a comparison of the two heads. Boy does Hyde have a giant nose!  Still need to do the ears. 2) The pants, shoes and spats are complete. 3) Dr. Jekyll gets sleeves and a collar for his dress shirt. 4) The jacket sleeves go on along with the vest and ascot. Looks like the silly man put his vest on over the jacket!




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