Curiosity killed the cat,
Satisfaction brought him back!
Children ask what do I do at home, how do I get ideas, where do I learn things, do I like being an art teacher...this blog is for them (and for their parents and my friends who have asked the same things!)
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 isEtsy.
Etsy is an online sales venue for craftspeople. It is fun to just look through.