Posted by: gourmetfelted | October 21, 2008

NEEDLE FELTED DOG~SHELTIE~BEST IN SHOW~SKYE by GERRY

OK, THIS ISN’T A CONTEST ENTRY BUT I DO FEEL LEFT OUT. HERE IS MY LATEST NEEDLE FELTED DOG. SHE HAS A WOOL CORE WITH ALPACA FUR. DOESN’T SHE HAVE THE SWEETEST FACE? IT WILL BE HARD TO SELL HER. OF COURSE, I WISH I COULD KEEP MOST OF MY DOGS. IF I DID THAT BY NOW I COULD HAVE MY OWN MINI WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW FOR FELTIES!


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  1. I know I’m not in the contest but I hope you all don’t mind!!

  2. Gerry, She really does have the sweetest face and looks like she could get whatever she wants with those ‘doggy eyes’. I can’t even imagine being able to do along haired animal. She is beautiful!

  3. oohhh Gerry! i love her face!! is co cute!

  4. I had a Shetland Sheep Dog when I was a kid and she looks a lot like my Bonnie-Lass-Daisy.

    Too cute & very talented!

    Janet

  5. You can almost see her tail wagging! Woof!

  6. Thanks so much Mary…Did you read my post on adding long fur? If you start with a dog like a maltese or yorkie, they have a part from their nose to their tail. You just lay the fur across the back and make a part down the middle to the tail. Fill in the sides and do the head and you’re done!

  7. Thanks so much Maru! I do wish that I could keep her!

  8. Isn’t her tail waggin?

  9. woof!

  10. Hi Janet, Thanks so much! I think I may make my childhood dog sometime and give it to my mom! I’m sure she’ll cry happy tears!!

  11. Oh, Gerry….She’s gorgeous! How did you get the blue merling?!!! I just don’t understand how you do it…….Your coats look so real…. Amazing! Do you keep adding little tuffs of fur, instead of the yorkie technique? I’ve got your wool ready to try it…. She is beautiful….and what a precious face!

  12. Yes you do add little tufts of fur bit by bit. I out some of the black on top and some underneath in little patches. Then I added a little pewter color on top. Thie fiber is pretty much the same as my pom in my top blog picture. It’s good to start with a yorkie or maltese for a long coat as a first project. I’m sure that you can do it! Just folow the directions in my adding long fur post!

  13. Wow love your Sheltie Gerry! I need to try doing my Aussies with a longer coat! Very Very pretty!

  14. Thanks Gerry , I did see it but it is a bit scary taking the plunge lol . Do you have to use a special roving for the long coat?

  15. I use raw fiber for my long coats. What is raw fiber? It is fiber that is just washed and not processed at all. In other words it is not combed into roving. The raw fiber is more separated like real fur. I take a small pinch and brush it before I felt it in. This gets the VM(vegetable matter..hay, grass) out. Then I felt it in the middle or on the end depending on where I am placing it on the dog. My all time favorite is alpaca. I sell it in my shop and my packages have assorted colors in them, but I also make custom orders of one or two colors or whatever people wish. The sheltie and the pom in my title area were both done with alpaca. You can always practice on a little blog of wool that has been firmly felted. If it isn’t felted firmly enough, it won’t hold the fur in.


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