Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ambitious Project

I have "taken the bull by the horns" as they say with my current needle felting project - a life-size kitten. Yep - life-size! Why? Well, why not? It is by far the largest NF project I have ever undertaken and having chosen a cat as my subject, this is going to take me a while! I started her this evening, so she is very much a work-in-progress! I don't know how long she's going to take me, but I know it is going to be a while!

See - told you! A LONG, LONG way to go! And this is the easy bit. Getting the features of a cat correct is really difficult!

Monday, February 21, 2011

More needle felting...

I have redesigned Hickory - the little bunny I am going to teach a small group how to make - a little. I needed to felt up another bunny so I could take photos of every stage for my class notes! So, Hickory II was born...

I like his feet better - cuter with toes. He's a good size too - tip of his ears to his tail he is 7cm (just under 3"), so a little bigger than Hickory I, which means less bloodshed! LOL!

I have fully documented the process of making the little guy photographically, so I now just need to add some words and my class notes are all set!

A few friends are coming with me to show off their needle felted attributes; a little guy by Liza from Little Handfuls Mini Bears in New Zealand, a couple of bears and creatures I've made and my favourite, Maxwell by Narelle Hill of Relish Bears:

And then there are CATS!!! Even though numerous cats have appeared across the web...


"Earl Grey"


And never forgetting my beautiful Orion...


I am still set on making cats a large part of my soft sculpture endeavors! They are such fascinating creatures, and to get realistic renditions down is going to take a lot of study, work and patience!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Needle Felting Class - Thursday 24 February!!!

I am running a needle felting class on Thu 24 Feb at Onabee!!

It's a beginner's class and we will be needle felting a little bunny from Corriedale.


These cute little guys - all original designs - are now living in the Onabee window - so exciting!!

"Ballantrae", "Hickory" and "Ranfurlie"

Better get back to writing up my class notes!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Welcome to the home of Julius King Designs - the soft sculpture world created by artist Bec Kelly from Melbourne, Australia! JKD incorporates Bears on Bellair among other label's Bec has shown and sold her work under.