Custom Felts

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Face update, feeling better

I put my last post on some needlefelting pages I am a member of on facebook. And the result? Lots of advice and encouragement, just what I needed.
She is looking now much more like I wanted her to.
What do you think? 

Saturday, 16 April 2016


Faces, real looking faces elude me.
I am always scared to start them and when I am happy with my result, one pops up on a needle felting page and I want to give up felting completely. I am my own worst enemy. I have a vision of what I want the faces to look like but making that happen is another story.

I like to take photos of my work as it progresses as I think you can see mistakes on a photo that you don't see in the 'flesh'. 
So today, as I have a quiet,peaceful, no one in the house but me (and the dogs, the cat, with an occasional duck wandering past) day.
 I sat in the conservatory plucking up the courage to start. 
I had been doing my research and had images round me to help, so with no other obstacles in the way, I began.
After two hours and much mumbling to myself here was the progress ( no laughing) 

At this point I stopped.
Im not happy with the lips nose or eyes as yet. The temptation to rip it all off is like trying not to eat chocolate whilst dieting, but I'm not giving up quite yet. Or the diet. 
Does anyone else have this problem? Why I don't just stick to character faces and leave realistic faces to the ones that can, I don't know? 

Saturday, 9 April 2016