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Needlefelters Get Punchy in Wilton!

Filed under: Crafting Miscellany,Retired - Folkcat's Fiber Crafts — folkcat at 7:58 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Craft Goddesses got a treat Tuesday night when needlefelting teacher Carol Allan came to show us how to sculpt a 3-dimensional animal from wool. None of us quite knew what we were going to make until we saw Carol’s bunny among her samples. We all thought it was just the cutest thing, so off we went with Carol leading us down the bunny trail.

Teacher Carol’s hands can be seen at the front, while Bea concentrates in the background.

We dove into our piles of wool, rolling balls and sausages, punching with care as we went. Vicki and I had already done lots of experimenting with needlefelting on our own. For Bea, it was her first time.

Vicki pauses to show her partially-assembled bunny.

Naturally, even though we were all making the same thing, our bunnies each took on very distinctive personalities. We all loved the end results just the same, and we’re looking forward to further adventures in needlefelting. Carol is planning to teach us the intricacies of facial detail next time…

The Bunny Trio relax together after a punchy evening.
(L. to r.) Vicki’s Bunny; Bea’s Bunny; my Bunny.

I was especially pleased with my Bunny. He hasn’t told me his name yet, but I have a strong feeling that he is expecting me to create companions for him (whether bunnies or otherwise) real soon now.

A Close Look at My Bunny

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