Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Mouse and Cat

Meet my needle felted mouse....and my real live cat. 
I started a new hobby called Needle Felting.  It is very easy to do if you can think in 3-D.  You treat the wool like clay (sort of) and just mesh the fibers together with a special needle that has barbs on it.  The mouse eyes are tiny beads sewn in.  His hands, which are going to hold a tiny book, are made from unraveled wool embroidery yarn.

Look it up on Google...there are millions of pages of instruction and pictures. 
A fun place to see a wide variety of styles of felt artist work is Etsy
Etsy is an online sales venue for craftspeople.  It is fun to just look through.