What a process! Lots of work, but the effort must be worth it to turn out these cuties. Very nice!
Thanks Jeanie. Sometimes I think it's a bit too much work.
They are both wonderful! I didn't realize that you dyed your mohair yourself. That shade is so beautiful...what a great color. I see that you live where the climate appears to be dry. I bought a bag like that in a dollar store, too, here in New Engalnd.Your animals are just the best!
Aww, they are both PERFECT Robin. That is a lot of work, and you didn't even talk about the actual sculpting part. I remember when I tried my hand at needle felting and it took forever just to make a small (and rather ugly) teddy bear, and my pin-cushion fingers never forgave me.But even though it's a lot of work, I hope you don't give it up because you have an incredible gift!
They look soooo real!!!
Oh, they're so cute! Great work!
They are both so gorgeous. I love that you used natural dye to make that beautiful color.
Wonderful! Thank you for the pictures.
They look great. So much work but wonderful results.
Thanks Everyone!DollZandthingz, It is pretty dry here. In the Summer it doesn't take any time at all to dry wool.Thanks for the compliment Fiver. I can't do those little critters that you do! My first felty I think I had more pokes to my fingers than to the wool. I found that working bigger made it easier. But I still poke my self quite a bit.Thank Joanne. I'm really getting into dyeing my own wool. It always like such a search to get just the color you want. I was really surprised that onion skins gave such a nice coppery hue. I found that it has to do with the minerals in our water. I tried with distilled water and it came out more golden.
Big thumbs up!
Wow! Thanks for sharing the whole process, Robyn! And both squirrels are very handsome.
They are amazing! Thanks for showing the pics of the dyeing.
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