Today we set up our initial autumn table, this is always a work in progress and will evolve along with us and the season. I made this lovely woolen lady, she is my third attempt at needle felting a puppet, and first time using pipe cleaners. So clearly I am no expert, even so I thought I'd share the simple process that I used to make her.
First I shaped the pipe cleaners into this general stick person shape (I used 2 pipe cleaner folded in half)
and simply wrapped wool core around, first the head, and gently attached it with the needle
then generously around the bottom half for the skirt. Then I wrapped the hands tightly and then the chest, all in a very casual way, felting it with the needle to keep in place
then I added color, first to the arms by tightly wrapping around the pipe cleaners, then a thin layer around the skirt, gently felting with the needle
and then around the chest, all the time shaping as best I as I could with the needle.
Once I was happy with the base, I added details, such as the apron, which I added directly onto the skirt
and the shawl which I made first and then added to the puppet, I simply rolled a tuft of wool between my hands and added a general shawl shape and attached with the needle
Then I added a piece of wool for hair and simply attached across the middle, and then tied into pigtails, I may work on creating buns instead, but did it this way because for me it was easier. I am still learning every time I create anything in wool and hair is still challenging for me unless I do a braid, pig or pony tail
and here she is, holding an acorn she just picked from the forrest floor
We also made some more woolen acorns and added them to the nature table along with the pumpkins which we made the other day
a homemade lantern, and acorns as well as the buckeyes from the other day
and finally a lovely bouquet of the flowers we find in nature just now
~Thanks for stopping over, and have a wonderful evening~