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Needle felted dormouse

May I present to you ‘Hazel’ the sleeping hazel dormouse. She is snuggled up on her needle felted leaves in a wool nest I crocheted.

She is a mix of merino and corriedale wools with a wire in her tail and has horse hair for whiskers. Her tiny toes are all wool – I think they are the tiniest I have made yet and were very fiddly but certainly worth every minute of the process.

Hazel was such a joy to make while I have been recovering from a life changing operation. Curling up into a little ball just like she is doing in her cosy nest is something I have felt like doing a lot the past few weeks as I have needed so much sleep.

I hope you like her. I will be posting more about how I made the leaves soon too.

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  1. Another gorgeous creation
    Deb😍

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  2. Maybe I missed something…why put it on a wipe? I’m also wondering if there are markings on the different needles to tell them apart. Thank you for your wonderful directions.

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    • It was an experiment which seemed to work. Easy to form the shape of the leaf and it kept in shape. There are many ways but had heard of people using wipes as a base for flat wool pictures so wanted to try it. Some of the needles I buy do have colour coded tips so you know the difference. Heidifeathers sells them and they are great. 😊

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  3. What a sweetie pie! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Fantastic, well done, I’ll give it a try

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  5. Such an adorable little creature. Wishing you a very speedy recovery x

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  6. pearlyqueenbee

    So glad you are recovering well Amanda: your little dormouse is a real gem.

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  7. She is adorable!

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  8. Gorgeous as always beautiful colouring

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  9. TheLindaLWeeks

    I, too, hope you are better today! and keep up the good critters… thank you for your posts!

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  10. dandydoggies@aol.com

    Thank you! Love the mouse and nest.Β  I hope every day is better for you.

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