Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barn owl wool :-)

I finally found the right colour wool to needle felt a Barn owl. I made them of woolfelt but never needle felted one.
I couldn't find the right colour, up until last week.
I only ordered a pound of each colour but the box was huge !
 Yummy yummy colours ! I immediately made a "test"owl and used my newly discovered  felting needles with inverted barbs.
(http://www.etsy.com/listing/91478286/felting-needle-inverted-reverse-40-groz)
 
These needles pull out wool and create a fluffy look and . . . . and ! you can blend the colours.
I needle felt very firm ( if you want to cut a needle felted animal I made in half, you need a chainsaw) ( Mmmm who would want to do that you might ask) because it's so firm the surface colours don't blend in that good. Now with these "inverted"needles you pull out the core colour and it becomes much more "one".
So, I'm happy and the owl goes to a very generous Birthday girl. ( I can't tell who of course)
Because she is but half an owl I put her in this box and I like the way she is taking a peek :-)

Helen XXX

17 comments:

  1. She is gorgeous. Have never heart of the inverted needles. Interesting ...

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    1. This is the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91478286/felting-needle-inverted-reverse-40-groz

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  2. Oh she is beautiful and what a wonderful idea, the inverted needles! I love her! Xxx

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    1. Sharon, you can make "brindle"bears :-)

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  3. How beautiful. A pound of wool is an enormous amount. It should keep you in owl wool for many years.

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    1. Hahahaa Joanne, I have this shoe-box house and I don't know where to keep the wool :-()

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  4. How beautiful Helen! Precious birthday gift:)

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  5. I love the owls you make and barn owls are my favourite.

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    1. I think they are my favourite also :-)

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  6. She's beautiful, Helen! You did an amazing job. She looks real. What a wonderful gift! It's funny, I'm taking pics of a birthday present, today.

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    1. Robin, thank you ! We have a lot of those coincidences, mmmm we must be related in some way ;-)

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  7. Love your barn owl Helen...hope you make more!

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  8. Ohh Helen your barn owl is so wonderful! My new inverted needle is on the way, can't wait to try it! That IS a big box of wool!!!

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  9. OH BOY!!!! So as soon as I get my Reverse Needle, all my felting will look like yours???!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE THE WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY OWL!!!!! You need Kim's Cats to enjoy that Big Box!!!!

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