Caterpillar Tutorial pt 2

For those that are going quickly here's part 2
Sorry for some of the foggy bits, I was in a zone and forgot to keep what I was doing on the sponge Andrew did a fantastic job of trying to follow me around :o)) What it is to have a partner with patience LOL

There are some added pictures below of the head at different angles to help you out... You don't have to add a mouth as I have if you don't wish to... but give it a go on a spare head just to get a feel for it :o))



video


Note I did add a little more shape on the sides of the mouth to add a smile..

I haven't used a smaller needle as yet...at this point I really don't think I'm going to need to... But that could change.. If your using real wool I would strongly suggest that you do to remove some of the bigger holes made by the courser needle.









Next part will be adding eyes, nose, hair and whatever else I may think he needs LOL

Hugs,
Sharon




Day 2

Well guys it was a busy day yesterday not only did I get the first and second parts to the tutorial done (second part coming) but I also got these done.. Toothbrush needles for toothbrush rugs.

One of the girls on our CRAFT yahoo group posted a link to making these rugs and well I had to make the needles since our toothbrushes no longer come with holes in them!! So I made them from Polymer clay, painted them with Genesis heat set paints then covered them in liquid clay to seal all the paint .. I really like how they turned out though they didn't photograph as well as they should ... Link to see what and how to make toothbrush rugs http://whimfield.com/?p=4

Front view.


Back view.

Hugs,
Sharon

Caterpillar Tutoral Part 1

Okay :o)) Finally have it sorted and here's the first lesson for making your own Caterpillar!! I tell you it was a learning curve getting the right format and size to upload.. I edited plenty of pictures but this is the very first video LOL

Firstly here's a picture of the tools needed... I'm using a 34 gauge needle, it's great for those courser wools such as corriedale or as I'm using some craft fiber that not even real wool!! Thought I'd give it a go and see if it felts well and I'm pleased to say yes it does :o)) Right going off a bit so back to tools... needle for felting, good thick sponge to work on, your wool of choice and some plasters just in case :o))



Next Step is below in Video format so you can see exactly how I form a felted ball... I hope you can see it clearly and understand my ramblings... Just about the whole caterpillar will be made from ball so you want to make a good number of them...I've done 12 balls in various sizes 3 small ones, 3 medium, 6 larger and the biggest of the larger ones I used for the head. Don't make them all the same size ...it will be boring if you do.. different sizes will give him/her more Character.





Okay when you have all the balls felted lay them out and rearrange them until you like what you see... make sure to have a small ball for the neck and a couple for his tail..you can have him/her either with an arched back or a straight back...




Hope you enjoy and any questions just shout... LOL

Next will be the Head and Face... :o))

Hugs,
Sharon

Day 1

Well after much procrastination I've finally done something about getting my blog up and running LOL

I'm Sharon Hawkes formally of Mystical Bears ... I decided a while back that I needed a change in name as I was doing more and more Dolls and other crafty stuff so Mystical Bears didn't fit any more...so born was House of Pugish...slightly pompous but also fun I thought LMAO

I'm hoping this blog will be a fun place for everybody and maybe have a spot of learning as well! If you have other techniques you use don't be shy and comment... Goodness knows we never stop learning:o))


I will be adding a tutorial for needle felting a very cute caterpillar this week (hopefully tomorrow) it will be step by step as I make him/her, so visit regularly so you don't miss out...I will also have some auctions from time to time of what ever I happen to make ... I don't use ebay anylonger as the fee's have just gotten to be astronomical and quite frankly I want my customers to get the best bargin they can!!


If you have any requests be sure to ask me :o))


Hugs,

Sharon