This is not another link to my 'Midsommer nights dreame album', but a reflection of something I have learn't whilst needle felting.
I never realised until I started felting animals, the importance of bottoms, They are a critical aspect to the whole shape and identity of an animal. Each animal, has a slightly different shape back end, and again this changes depending on the pose taken by the animal. Get this bit wrong, and the whole project is ruined,o r at least a fox looks like a squirrel, and a badger like a ferret!
The Project bellow was started on the morning of my cousins wedding, It wasn't until the evening, and I had taken some excess felt as a back up in case last minute alterations were needed to some accessories for my outfit, so in the time between painting my nails, and getting my outfit on I started to needle felt this chap. I am trying to move between producing a 'cute' felt creature, to creating felt sculptures, and so I have taken particular time to create the pads for his paws, eyes and nose. Google was very helpful here, and even in the middle of nowhere waiting for a wedding I was able to get pictures of these specific aspects to guide my work.
My father was particularly interested to see this ball of white fluff, gradually turning into a recognisable shape, and I hope he is pleased with the results, that have been posted here and on Facebook.
if you would like to see more pictures he is now on Etsy and if you click here you can see more.