Tight Lipped Tuesday #21

I thought I’d let you know how my needle felting journey is progressing.

I know his ears are super long but it was me putting my own spin on the kit.

A back view to show off his tail.

I really enjoy the way you have to sculpt the wool to get the shape you want.

I like to think I’m making some progress since my first efforts.

Still far from perfection but I’m quite proud of him and there’s enough wool left in the kit to make another one .

As for this needle felting lark – I think I’m probably a goner.

 

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  1. #1 by thecontentedcrafter on January 14, 2020 - 08:15

    Oh dear me – you are gone girl!! He is superb and his ears are beyond perfection. Every hare in the world will be lining up for an ear enhancement once this hits the social media circuit…… This was an awfully fast improvement from indiscriminate round ball thing to handsomest hare ever. Can’t wait to see what comes next ❤

    • #2 by Wild Daffodil on January 14, 2020 - 09:47

      HaHa! Love the idea of hare ear enhancement!

      • #3 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:30

        Well, everything else is apt to be enhanced these days so why not hare ears?

      • #4 by CurlsnSkirls on January 14, 2020 - 14:52

        Me, too❣️

      • #5 by thecontentedcrafter on January 14, 2020 - 18:48

        😀

    • #6 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:28

      I think it will be another harre or perhaps a fox. I’d like to do something 2D as well but waiting for the right project.

  2. #7 by nanacathy2 on January 14, 2020 - 09:17

    The art of needle felting has grabbed you. He is s superb specimen of hareness. Love him, can’t wait to see his mate.

    • #8 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:30

      It has grabbed me as surely as the felting needle grabs the wool. I might start another beastie today,it will be my reward for doing some housework first.

  3. #9 by Wild Daffodil on January 14, 2020 - 09:48

    Amazing! Magical ears.

  4. #11 by PendleStitches on January 14, 2020 - 10:49

    His ears are magnificent. As is the rest of him!

    • #12 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:31

      Thank you – I’ll try another style next time.

  5. #13 by tinaor on January 14, 2020 - 11:33

    I love his ears! What great needle felting you are doing!!!

    • #14 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:32

      Thank you, I’m working hard to improve.

  6. #15 by katechiconi on January 14, 2020 - 11:56

    Gorgeous! He reminds me of Frank Muir from Call My Bluff, with ear extensions. Give him a waistcoat with a spotted hankie and a bow tie and the illusion would be complete!

    • #16 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 12:32

      🤣
      I see just what you mean!

  7. #17 by mlmcspadden on January 14, 2020 - 12:56

    Love the Hare! He is wonderful.

    • #18 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:13

      Thanks Moira, I did have fun making him.

  8. #19 by CurlsnSkirls on January 14, 2020 - 14:57

    Maybe a bit of angora in this magical hare? 🥰 those whiskers.

    • #20 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 15:53

      No angora – all the wool in this kit came from British breeds – Jacob, Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland.

  9. #21 by Laurie Graves on January 14, 2020 - 15:30

    That is one wild and crazy rabbit. Love it! Yes, you have improved, but I have soft spot for that little bird. (Chicken?)

    • #22 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 15:40

      That little bird – he’ll always be my first! 🐣

      • #23 by Laurie Graves on January 14, 2020 - 16:07

        And you’ll always have a special feeling for him.

      • #24 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:13

        😍

  10. #25 by magpiesue on January 14, 2020 - 17:46

    He’s wonderful! I didn’t think your first efforts were all that bad either. I’ve only done a tiny bit of needle felting, enough to know it would be easy to get hooked. Carry on!

  11. #27 by Kim on January 14, 2020 - 18:14

    Adorable! 😍

    • #28 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:12

      He is rather cute isn’t he?

  12. #29 by Dartmoor Yarns on January 14, 2020 - 19:32

    He’s so cool. And definitely an improvement. love the extra long ears. I found needle felting too slow and repetitive – says the woman who has spent the last few days drawing every single last hair on a picture of a golden retriever, because it turns out that’s what you have to do when you drawn animal fur.

    • #30 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:11

      I am finding the repetition soothing and I don’t mind it being a little slow as I can leave it and come back to it and tweak it. I guess that would be the same with drawing. You can always go and have a cup of tea when you’ve drawn 500 hairs and then come back, refreshed, and draw another 500.

      • #31 by Dartmoor Yarns on January 15, 2020 - 09:55

        No quite soothing at the moment. More 500 hairs, 5 mins swearing, then out comes the eraser 😔

  13. #32 by claire93 on January 14, 2020 - 20:24

    looks like you’re well & truly hooked on a new crafting adventure!

    • #33 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:08

      I’ll have to give something else up.

  14. #34 by sew2pro on January 14, 2020 - 22:18

    Cute. And very appropriate = the kit + storm Brendan

    • #35 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:08

      Eh??

      • #36 by claire93 on January 14, 2020 - 23:13

        I think reference being made to Storm Brendan in UK and the hare looking like his ears are wafting in the winds lol

      • #37 by tialys on January 14, 2020 - 23:22

        Ahh! I had to look up Storm Brendan – I spoke to husband and daughter yesterday evening and this afternoon and neither made any mention of it.

      • #38 by sew2pro on January 15, 2020 - 23:38

        Oh sorry, I just meant he is a windswept take on the original kit.

      • #39 by tialys on January 15, 2020 - 23:42

        No worries, I was ‘out of the loop’ with the British weather so didn’t make the connection. Luckily, one of my other readers was more on the ball than me – not difficult – and enlightened me.

  15. #40 by kathyreeves on January 15, 2020 - 03:21

    What a handsome hare, and you are a goner for sure!

    • #41 by tialys on January 15, 2020 - 08:55

      Thanks Kathy and, yes, that really must be the last new thing I take on unless I give something else up. I’ve almost completely given up on knitting – superseded by crochet – although I have still got a very nice cable cardigan in my UFO pile.

  16. #42 by lovelucie1 on January 19, 2020 - 10:50

    I can’t believe your progress! Incredible! Such character. Really well done! X

    • #43 by tialys on January 20, 2020 - 09:44

      Thanks Lucie. I’m going to try a fox next but I’ve also been dabbling in 2d pictures which are also fun. It’s a whole new world of jargon to learn.

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