As I haven’t done a post for a while, I thought I’d just drop in to show you my latest needle felted portraits which are both of collie cross type dogs.
The first one is my girl Flo. She has many expressions and this is just one of them so I will probably do another one of her looking sly and another looking ashamed, the latter look generally following closely behind the former.
I bought some brightly coloured felt as a background for this one but, even though it is easier to needle felt on to, I think I prefer the more ‘arty’ look of natural linen. I’m not completely sure though so coloured felt could still figure in future portraits.
My sister in law sent me an e-card last week which was an animated version of her new young rescue dog wishing me a happy birthday in, what I imagine is my SIL’s voice slightly distorted to sound as if she’d taken a lungful of helium. Either that or she has a rare talking dog. As it’s her birthday in July I thought I’d take a screen shot from the card and do a portrait for her birthday as a surprise.
So, here’s my version of Callie.
I need to frame her but can’t decide whether to use a large embroidery hoop or a deep frame. The hoop will be a lot cheaper to post as Mr. Tialys is still stuck in France so can’t be my mule for items I want taken over to the U.K. – nor indeed items I want brought over from the U.K. – but, so far, I’ve been waiting since the beginning of May for some hoops I ordered to arrive so it might be a frame after all.
Do you prefer the felt (doesn’t need to be green) or linen look?