Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Gift

I had to wait to post this until after the gift was given, a college-mascot pillow for a beloved family member!  Boy, this was fun to make.  I first did a free hand "sketch" of the mascot on wool.  How do you sketch in wool?  I simply laid the wool out in an outline, and loosely needled it in (so it could be easily removed and re-positioned).  Then, I loosely needled in all the details and began to really work on it.  As you can see, the mascot is mostly black. I added black and dark gray Coopworth curly locks to give some dimension to what otherwise would have been one flat dog.

I felted onto polyester fleece, and used fleece for backing.  I usually do this for pillows, as the fleece is softer than wool felt.

Have a Happy New Year!  Keep crafting!

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