I have already done a needle felted 'picture' for a present I am making for my friends birthday, but I am going to keep that little project a surprise until I have given it to them, just in the interest that they might read this and then my surprise will be spoilt :-(
However, I have made some little needle felted animals from the wool tops I had left.
I have two types of needle, a single, 25 Gauge triangular needle, and a 7 needled needle felting tool.
For these animals though I have mainly used the single needle as the tool didn't allow for details, though was handy for felting the balls for the body/head.
So first off I tried my hand at what started out as a cat. Unfortunately though, it didn't quite go how I wanted it to go in my head and ended up looking like, what I think, is a dog.........
Although this technically did go wrong I was quite happy with it for a first attempt.
Next I tried my hand at an owl.
I felted 2 balls first, one in white and one in blue ( I picked these colours on the request of my Dad who is a Sheffield Wednesday fan, and these are their colours).
On the blue ball, the head, I used my needle and a little more wool to create little ears on the top of the head. I then felted these 2 balls together.
Next I felted the two wings separately before adding them to the body.
I then added the eyes, though I think these are a little bit off.
Over all though I am quite pleased with what I have done, and after all it is meant to be a learning experience.
Until next time <3 <3 <3