Gorgeous & Lifelike Needle Felted Bunnies by Teresa Brooks
In our newsletter this week we featured this wonderful bunny by Teresa Brooks.
She also made our Felting Friends Pic of the Week on facebook! A few people
have asked whether we have more photos of her bunny, so please enjoy these
along with the info shared in our newsletter.
I first became acquainted
with Teresa when she sent us photos of her wet felted scarves, they are lovely!
We will share them with you soon in an upcoming feature on scarves, but when
I asked her about them, she included several photos of her needle felted bunnies.
They are awesome! We asked if she would be interested to make a tutorial and
her answer was too great not to share!
“I’d have no idea how to do a tutorial for my animals. They just start out as a blob and go from there. The only real tip I know for sure when doing animals is to make sure to set the eyes in the wool, not on top, for a more realistic look. Oh, and have lots of pictures from different angles. When making something three dimensional, you have to constantly turn it around and check that it looks proportional from all angles. I’d be more than happy to submit pictures of the process, but it’d probably look like a raw wool
– blob – still blob – less blob – sort of animal – yay animal, progression.”
“When I first started needle felting, I didn’t even have a foam mat. I had two needles purchased from a sewing supply store and some old wool my Mom had had shipped from New Zealand to spin (spinning never happened, so I absconded with it). Many puncture wounds later I found Living Felt on the internet and have since ordered all my goodies from you.
Everything I make is trial and error. I’ve gotten tips from your site as well as from fiber artists across the internet. Mostly I see things and immediately think, ‘I should make that out of wool!’ “
Teresa Brooks, New Zealand
We think Teresa’s creations are
beautiful and are so happy to share them with you! We hope you will share
some love and give your feedback below!