Got a new fun feature for the flock Arts & Crafts with Authors! We invite authors to show us more of their creative side. UF/Dystopian author Donna Augustine showed me some of her felting and was floored. I asked if she could make a wolf. And why would I ask her to do that?
Because felting is done with sheep wool!!
We give you a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing... literally!
by Donna AugustineI first fell in love with felting when I saw a needle felted rabbit. It was the cutest thing I'd ever laid eyes on. It was also way out of my budget. So, convinced that I could do this, I read a few tutorials and plunged in. Actually, I've never met a craft I didn't like. I already paint, sculpt, knit, crochet, needlepoint, etc. If I named all my arts and crafts you wouldn't get through this paragraph. You get the point. My name is Donna and I have a crafting addiction.
Modern needle felting, also called soft sculpture, is the process of using a barbed needle to knit wool fibers together. Felting is a process that dates back to 6300 B.C., when people would take wool and wash it with soap and water to knit it together. If anyone has accidentally thrown a wool sweater in the wash (as I have) you know how much smaller and tighter it comes out. This is basically the same thing, just slower and more methodical. It's also a bit masochistic since you'll probably stab yourself at least once. I hope that doesn’t stop you from trying it!
you have a chance to win him at the end!!!
|This is what we want to make! Our own little wolf shifter.|
You will have to click the link to see the rest of the tutorial!
Ta da! How cool is that?
A big sheep thanks to Donna for sharing with us. If you have any questions about felting leave them in the comments and Donna will try to answer them.
Also be sure to check out The Alchemy Series. Shattered (Book 3) just released. And one winner will get signed copies of all three books and one winner will get the beautiful felted wolf!! (I can't tell you how freaking jealous I am of whoever wins this. I will have to hate you for at least a day <G>)a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway