Thursday, 28 April 2016

Speed Craft #4 - needle felting

My previous post was about the Speed Craft event me and wonderful mum attended at Debbie Bryan.  If you want to know what it's all about, scroll down and read that post.

Our forth session of the day was needle felting.  I have done this before but it's always good to see how other people do things, particularly when you're self-taught.


We used biscuit cutters as the base.  There was no bunny but I wouldn't have chosen it anyway.  As soon as I saw this t-rex I was sold!



No in-progress shots as I was too busy stab, stab, stabbing!  I did Mr Dinosaur in turquoise on white.  I wanted him to be holding a carrot, but there were no orange tops so I made a flower / lollipop instead.  That is actually his hand holding the flower, but now it looks to me like it's his bottom jaw and he's eating it!


I was running out of time (remember we only had 45 minutes), so I quickly sewed a brooch back on.


Due to the time constraints, I glued a second layer of white felt at the back and then cut round it.  The turquoise in the middle of the sandwich is where the felt comes through when you're stabbing it.


Yes, I am 38.  Yes, I am wearing a dinosaur brooch.  I wore it to work and everyone was very careful not to mention it!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Your colleagues are missing a sense of fun - T-rex is gorgeous!

Christine Barnsley said...

He's really cute Wendy! Christine x

Christine said...

I hope it IS his bottom jaw because otherwise he either has too many legs or nature was very kind to him. Please tell me I'm not the only one to see it...

Sandra :) said...

Heehee that's cute - I'd wear a dino too!

D1-D2 said...

Great idea. I'm going to have to start looking for cookie cutters at the flea market this year.

Linda said...

Super cute!

Fiona said...

I love it... been fascinated by needle felting ... it looks time consuming so I'm impressed you got it done in that allocated time.... glad you wore it to work though I did have a good giggle that it wasn;t mentioned! haha
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

he's great fun, love the colour

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

What a cutey!Sounds like you had fun making him.

Kerryp77 said...

Looks great! I love wearing brooches that are a bit quirky

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I think it looks fab! Your work mates sound rather dull :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so cute! Great job :D