Here is my latest needle felted animal known as “Freckle”!
She is an adorable baby Tiger Quoll (a wonderful and unusual looking marsupial from Australia). She is sound asleep all curled up, be careful not to wake her!!
Why Freckle? I posted her on facebook and asked for name suggestions. There were so many great ideas but I decided that the name ‘Freckle’ really suited her. I had freckles across my nose as a kid. My nanny (my mum’s mum) used to say to me that freckles were sun kisses. How sweet! This creature is sweet and certainly has quite a few freckles!
She has been lovingly hand-made and is ‘fit to be loved’. As you can see from the photos she just about fits onto your hand like a real baby quoll.
Her core is made of natural undyed corriedale sheep wool from New Zealand. Her beautiful spotted fur is a mix of brown corriedale and soft merino sheep wool (non-mulesed) from South Africa. She has a wire through her tail.
As with all my wool sculptures it took many hours of hard work and love to give her her character. I used the adding long fur technique as well as trying out my new reverse needles to ensure her fur looks as realistic as can be.
Her nose and eyes are made of wool too, so no glass or plastic. Her realistic looking whiskers are made from horse hair.
I hope you like her 🙂
*************** Freckle is now for sale in my Etsy shop! -update on 7th Dec 2018 – Now sold. So very excited to announce that Freckle will be going to a lady in Australia! *********************
Hello Amanda, I found your notification in my inbox this morning, I have never had one from you before, I do follow the Facebook group Needlefelting UK. Freckles is absolutely beautiful so realistic, I have not needle felted for a few years now but am hoping to get back to it over the winter, I will have to brush up my skills it has all leaped ahead since I started, I shall feel like a beginner again 🙂
Oh Amanda, it is adorable. You grow so much in what you make. I see the love for creating in it.
Aw thanks Carla. I am glad you like her. So kind of you to say, I do hope to improve each time and I loved making her 🙂