Monday, 22 July 2013

Felted bird 2 LBJ

This is the second, smaller, bird that I made. It fits the nest better. It is also needle felted but has rolled fleece as a core. It was based on a thrush as they have blue eggs but really it seems too small to be a thrush so I call it an LBJ instead! The markings on its chest were made from the bits pulled out of the foam pad I use to felt into and it has little black bead eyes. Not sure whether to give the birds legs or not.

Felted bird 1 Bullfinch

This felted bird is made by the needle felting method. He has a core of rolled polyester wadding which is easy the mould and felt into. He was a bit big for the nest that I made last week so made a smaller bird afterwards.

Bird's nest

Here is the nest lined with 'moss' with it's clutch of pale blue eggs inside. With the other nest sample I might try stitching into it and adding the felt twigs around the top.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Bird's nest

Felt bird's eggs, twigs and piece of green for leaves. Work in progress for a sample bird's nest. Felt making class on Monday. This week making the nest and eggs. Next week making the bird.