Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Needle felted border collie
This is a needle felted border collie I've created, I just started him on the spurof the moment, I wanted to create a dog but didn't know what breed to do. But I had Laurie Sharps first book and took the instructions from that to make the boarder collie. Mine however has armature in it so he can move. I wet felted the mat for him and its made out of corriedale mixed wool that's the blue color and the gray is shetland wool roving which felts beautifully its one of my favorite wools to work with.
He is made with dorset for the core, merino, kid mohair roving, and alpaca which I think has worked nicely on him. He is actually based on my friends dog too after I worked out what I was going to make. My friends dog is older and has shades of different colors through his fur and white patches on his tail and rump. He is an older dog too.