After spending hours jabbing bits of fluffy wool with a needle he is finally finished. Certainly not perfect but he looks like a tiger at last!! I think perhaps a tiger cub?
You may have read that when I asked Josh what he would like me to needle felt for him, he said, A Tiger. Groan!!!
Well I don’t mind a creative challenge so I tried, and I tried and I tried. It looked like a sheep, a dog, a cow and everything in between.
I would add a bit, chop a bit off, cut his head off because his neck needed shortening and so on and so on!
Then after I had ‘finished’ him, with all the stripes added he just didn’t look quite right. I just wasn’t happy with the shape, he was a bit too lean and then Hubby said the front looked like a tiger but the back like a horse!! So out came the scissors again and I chopped him in half. Lengthened him, covered most of the stripes to put a bit more meat on him and re did the stripes!!
I wish I had taken more photos as I went along but I was mostly working on him in the evenings and the light just wasn’t good enough.
In spite of all this I really really enjoyed making him. There is something strangely relaxing about sitting quietly jabbing the needle in and out to manipulate the wool into shape. He isn’t perfect but I rather like him!
Now I just feel as though the owl I made for Abi is rather plain and that I might just need to make her something else too, something a bit more ambitious!
If after this post, you are not completely put off the idea of giving felting a go, I would encourage you to try it. It really is great fun!
Happy Crafting!! xx