Want to know how to needle felt a bunny this Easter? How about bunny ears? … need some ideas to get started?
Now before you get too excited, sorry no I haven’t made a new bunny, but what I did want to do was bring together some pictures and links to the best of my previous bunny posts into one place for you all to enjoy this Easter! as well as offer a little Easter themed inspiration…
The other day I visited Vauxhall city farm in London (which I sometimes visit on my lunch break from managing the National Bat Helpline) and took a few snaps of a rather large bunny (I think he is part Flemish Giant) but he looks like a wild bunny with all that browney-grey fur and as you can see he is well camouflaged too.
It got me thinking and I am sure you will agree that bunnies are a great sign of spring and new life at Easter and like the Vauxhall one they are extremely cute and well worth taking the time to admire. I do of course also love to eat chocolate bunnies (yum) and can’t wait to finish my Lent no chocolate diet to get my teeth into one!
So how about making a bunny this Easter?
The first time I bought some wool and attempted needle felting I ended up making this little cream bunny from corriedale wool.
Then soon after I was commissioned to make a gorgeous grey bunny for a colleague who wanted to surprise his wife for her birthday. His core is corriedale and grey and pinky fur is of merino wool.
I loved making these bunnies. Both are laying on their backs as I think this is the sweetest lovable pose and reminds me of the bunnies (Benjamin, Snuggles and Peeps) I had the privilege to care for as a child. Unfortunately I have now developed an allergy for rabbit fur so making wool rabbits mean I still get to cuddle them without sneezing profusely.:-)
To make a bunny like these yourself this Easter why not click here to try out my needle felted bunny tutorial.
….and for more detail on making those lovely long ears click here.
I gave my bunnies a carrot to hold but what about keeping with the Easter theme and placing your bunny in a basket holding some needle felted eggs like the one below ?
or Easter flowers?
You could wrap wool round wire and needle felt the wool in place to create stems and add simple flower heads like the one I made in this tutorial.
Or why not try a sitting Easter hare??
Happy Easter everyone!!!!! 🙂 🙂