More felting...why gnomes??
This is so addictive. I love it, and it is even relaxing....but I think I need to expand my color palette beyond what came with my first kit. Brown, orange & white aren't exactly summer colors! I did see a tutorial on how to dye natural wool with kool aid, so that is next I think. A friend gave HB a drop spindle & some wool so I have a bit of roving to experiment on. Thank you to the great fiber artists who post their tutorials online - what would I do without you (link below)?! But - why gnomes?? I guess they're easy to start with, especially if they don't have faces, arms or legs like my first little guy.
|Here he is, almost done! He's made with those 3 little balls we wet felted a week or so ago - just wrapped white wool around the top one for the head. I didn't have to wet felt them, but it was an easy first project.|
|I did add eyes & a beard - he has to lean which is fine, and he even matches his woodland friends|
|Last night's gnome - so fun! I mixed the wool so it would look all swirly for the hat, used a wool-wrapped pipe cleaner for the arms...and I may make it into a girl w/ braids. For today Tweeters loves her without a face! Weird! The tutorial I used was from http://fionaduthie.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-gnomes.html|