Posted by: gourmetfelted | February 28, 2009

DID YOU VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE YET? LAST DAY FEBRUARY 28-PICK ONE IN EACH DIVISION

goldendoodle028-11Hi, I’m Josh! I’m not in the contest, but of course I choose the golden because I’m a goldendoodle!


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  1. Hey Josh, My name ia Alex, and I am a 15 year old girl who loves art! I live in Abbotsford B.C. and i love your little dog you made he is soo cute! I have a bichon frise named oscar! and i was wanting to make a version of him!😦 But i have know idea how??? What kind of yarn and materials do you use? what kind of wire do you use??? and where did you get the cute little eyes and mouth? sorry about all the questions, I just love your little golden doodle! and all the needle felted amimals that I have looked at on the internet are like $ 300.00!!!! so i thought why dont I just make one!! thanks!🙂🙂 Alex

  2. Hi Alex,
    Welcome to my blog! My name is Gerry and I named the Goldendoodle Josh!!LOL!
    Thank you for your kind words on my dog sculpture!

    Everything that you need to know to make needle felted sculptures is right below the comments in the lists of posts.

    Needle felted animals are made with UNSPUN wool that is not made into yarn yet. It is fluffy and soft.

    I use 20 gauge stainless steel wire from the hardware store for strength and posing. Of course you can also make sculptures without wire inside, but I think that it is fun when they can be posed.

    I make my own noses out of polymer clay. There is a post telling how to make them. The eyes that I usually use are 4mm black glass on wires from
    http://www.glasseyesonline.com

    The goldendoodles fur is natural curly sheep wool that isn’t combed out into roving which is wool that has been straightened out.

    I do have a beginners kit with everything in it to start needle felting. Wire, wool, needles, foam to felt on, glass eyes and more! I also have the perfect crimpy white wool to make a bichon! You can see it here.

    http://www.gfelted.etsy.com

    Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to ask any more questions. I’m happy to help.

    ~Gerry


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