Nautical Needle Felting! A Lovely Mermaid Doll ~ by Michelle Bowman
This marvelous sea maiden was needle felted by Michelle Bowman of Westminster, CO. What a great memento of your trip! She’s truly beautiful. And I love that you used the wrapping from the wire armature – how ingenious! thank you Michelle!
“Hi Marie and friends. Here are some pics of the doll I made from the doll felting kit.
I started this project while on vacation in HI (sometimes, in order to have time to craft, I just have to leave home and distractions behind!). So, the doll became a mermaid project. I didn’t get to finish her there, but I brought back some sand, and my mermaid has sand in her hair from that trip. Her jewelry is freshwater pearls, glass beads (to represent sea glass) and gold and silver metallic beads.You’ll think this is funny–the green tendrils in her hair are the wraps from the covered wire in the kit! It’s been fun to look at different threads and textiles and wonder, ‘How can I use that in a felting project?’ Tee hee!
The kit and instructions were wonderful!! Very well written and presented. I appreciated the videos also; they helped a lot. It was especially helpful to have good instructions for the eyes and the hands. I’ve had such fun creating with your supplies! Thanks for everything!!”
Michelle Bowman ~ Westminster, CO