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    Posted 3 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    One of my fellow vendors has been creating these wonderful "needle felted" sculptures over the last few months. She's a very talented lady and can make just about anything totally freehand ! There were bunny rabbits, eggs, and chicks for Easter that where gone before they even hit the shelves. I really don't know the time needed to create these but I'm pretty sure she would be busy 24-7 if she took orders on a regular basis. So I mentioned that I'd love a Scottie dog when she had the time. We were working together that day and I found the Japanese grand piano jewelry box. It plays "I Could Have Danced All Night" but the ballerina was missing. I showed it to her and I said "How about a Scottie playing the piano"??. She laughed and said sure and took the box home to repair and clean up. A month later I get a call from the store saying that she had dropped off my request and here's the result. I was also told I better come pick it up before it gets sold (not really) because everyone wanted it ! She looks just like my little girl. She even felted a keyboard because it was just a blank space. I don't know how she does it but she really has a knack for capturing just the right expression in everything she makes. I smile every time I look at it. I have yet to thank her in person because she dropped it off just before they left town for the week. What a nice surprise ! -Mike-

    Needle Felting - Courtesy of Wikipedia
    Needle felting is a method of creating felted objects without using water. The special needles used to make 3D sculpture, jewelry, adornments and 2D art have notches along the shaft of the needle that catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt. These notches are sometimes erroneously called "barbs", but barbs are protrusions (like barbed wire) and would be too difficult to thrust into the wool and nearly impossible to pull out. There are many sizes and types of notched needles for different uses while working. Needle felting is used in industrial processes as well as in individual crafting.
    Needles used for crafting are often very thin needles, sometimes fitted in holders that allow the user to utilize 2 or more needles at one time to sculpt wool objects and shapes. The single thin needles are used for detail and the multiple needles that are paired together are used for larger areas or to form the base of the project. At any point in time a variety of fiber colors may be added for detail and individuality, using needles to incorporate them into the project.

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    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Such a cute little dog and the piano is grand !! I love it ! :)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      This is just outstanding Mike!! I love needle felted animals. He looks just like your little fellow in your profile pic.
    3. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      A super-talented lady. Really wonderful felted pup.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Yes I noted the profile pic resemblance myself.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ken, she really does incredible work. :)
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Scott :) You'd love her large rabbits. Lately she's been pairing her creations with other objects, that's how I got the idea to use the piano. She had a door mouse using a mini shaving plane and just made "The Red Devil" advertising character with a small pitch fork.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thank you Anik and Fort, Yes she can really capture the personality of what ever she makes. It's astounding ! :)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Awww! Admirable work, your lady is an artist!
      Needle felted critters are so lifelike and overloaded of cuteness :-D
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Love, love this! Adorable:-) )
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Kyra and Tassie...almost as good as the real thing ...lol :)
    11. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      The 'Scottie' playing the piano is Awesome Mike! Kudos to Her!!
      T.
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Brunswick :)
    13. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      You Are Welcome!!
      T.
    14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Very cute :-)
    15. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Mani :)
    16. Windwalker, 3 years ago
      ready to go on tour ....smiling ...cute
    17. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      lol...well I don't know about that...Thanks Windwalker for the "love" and comment. :)
    18. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      fabilus piece so interesting love the whole composition my mother has one with similar decor with japanes figures a tink musical box
      thanks fro sharing mike mikelv85
      all the very best malkey
      back to hospital soon to see the berlovely nurses patients doctors ott jim psychologist ect lady ladys receptionist chiropodist plus advocate
      19.11 pm
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    19. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Malkey for the "love" and nice comment. All the very best to you as well. :)
    20. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Happy Birthday Mike!!!

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