Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Needle Felted Caterpillar from Somerset

Look who came back from Somerset with Philippa!  This little fella was found at the One Craft Gallery in Shepton Mallet.  We think we have identified the maker; jewellery designer Rachel Kerrison needle felts small animals and creatures when working at the gallery (see Rachel's blog post).

Rachel has shaped the caterpillar so that he can sit on the edge of a shelf or another surface where he can be admired.

Purple dots, green stripes and a detailed red face, all worked into the wool fibre using a felting needle.

Make your own colourful caterpillar using a felting needle and any of the 27 colours of Merino wool tops available from George Weil but if you're not confident you may like to make this simple caterpillar made from a series of different sized felt balls threaded together (find out more about how the felt caterpillar was made).

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