Sunday, June 3, 2012
I took a needle felting workshop at our local favorite store, Treehouse. My class made needle felted dolls. Here is mine, this is the first step. This is the form for the body, including the head.
I made my doll by working on needle felting the head and body first. Then I worked on the arms and legs. Here is my doll in progress. I think it looks sort of like a marshmallow head and body!
I attached the arms by needle felting them to the body. The teacher said to try and make this as seamless as possible. This takes a lot of poking the felt with the special barbed needle. It is fun, and the more you felt the wool, the tighter it becomes, and my doll sort of shrunk a little at this point. It did help shape the doll's neck and arms, though.
I added the legs the same way I added the arms. Here is my doll in progress.
I decided my doll is mori girl inspired, so I gave her natural color tights. I used a light color that was mottled and pale tan color.
This is as far as I got in my first class! I really like how my doll is shaping up at this point.
I worked on some outside of my class, too. I added brown shoes with yellow buttons. I think they look really mori girl and they came out so cute!
I added a camisole as her underpinnings.
And then she got some undies!
Here I added her hair. Then I felted it at the part. I did mine down the center and I made braids. I did not felt or tie the braids, so later on I can maybe give her a different hair style later on. I think she looks cute with the long braids. She looks really mori girl then!
I am adding her face next.
Now she has a face! I made her have green eyes.
I sewed her some clothing - a top from an old turtleneck my mom gave me. I used a boatneck shirt pattern from my Blythe dolls. It fits her pretty good! I made a little skirt from some eyelet lace.
Then my dolly went to school!