I needle-felted a Spinosaurus! He’s a gift for one of my lecturers. He took around a week to make over the course of two or three months. I used a wire armature, so you can move him pretty much any way you want! I’m definitely thinking of taking commissions/setting up a shop once the academic year’s over.
When the weather improves, I’ll take him outside for a more naturalistic photo shoot.
Baby goats are the best- especially those with flappy ears way too big for their heads- but pointy ears are just as great! This kid is taking a break from all the bouncing and bleating and looking for a nice spot for an afternoon nap.
I decided to experiment using a felting needle to see if I could add in more white hairs to my boyfriend’s character, a Binturong (aka bearcat) which have lots of little white hairs around their faces. Originally I developed a technique by knotting and tying in brushed out yarn: That tutorial can be seen here.
The problem I ran into with that technique was I wanted to add more hairs to an already finished mask. I used steps 1-5 of that previous guide to expand this technique. Because this technique uses two tools that may be new to your toolbox, thinning shears and felting needles, I linked examples on Amazon in the list below.
Flat iron (for hair, a regular clothes iron works too)