Today I just want to share some photos with you to give you a taster of the various stages that went in to needle felting my latest bunny. I haven’t photographed everything but stopped at various times along the journey to take a shot. Please also see here for more detail of how I made his ears. It doesn’t matter too much about what order you add each limb or ears or facial features. It is fun to experiment with different ways of doing things. You will soon find out what works best for you.
I have found though that whenever you add the eyes your creation immediately gains personality and you also get a tiny break from all the time consuming needle action. I love doing the eyes and ears best.
Basic ball to start for bunny head. Core corriedale wool.
Additional layer in mink coloured merino wool to form base fur.
Shoulders and thighs firmly felted
Blue and grey merino wool mixed then shallow felted to become bunny fur.
More Wool added to give shape and smooth contours
Nose and mouth coming to life
Comparing with my original bunny to check size and proportions, angle of feet etc
Forming ears. See more about making ears in a tutorial here.
Can’t resist a cuddle
Front paws and holding a carrot.
My sister in law popped by, bunny made her smile 🙂
Adventure for bunny in the garden for nature’s backdrop!
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Have you ever thought about making a book? You have great instructions and really like the things you make! If you ever do let me know. 🙂
Oh My! The Most Precious Bunny Ever! He is BEAUTIFUL, I need to try this for my Grandson! I’m new at this! Wish me luck, please!
Hi Sue, thanks for the lovely comment. Yes do try it you will really love felting. Let me know how it goes 🙂
It’s just beautiful, and as a complete beginner, you have inspired me to dare to try! Have all the kit now, and just need to know where to start! THANKYOU.
Hi Angie. So pleased it has been helpful for you. I only started a year ago. You will start and never look back. You will easily get hooked. Have fun!! Let me know how it goes 🙂
absolutely the cutest thing ever…..so detailed and adorable
Thank you Janis, so nice of you to say and I am glad you liked it. 🙂