Doll Of The Month – September 2013

I am often contacted by visitors who would like to buy dolls they have seen in the picture galleries. But all of these dolls have been made as part of projects or have been pre-ordered a long time before they were made. Due to lack of time I only make a very limited number of dolls each year, but I have decided to make some of these dolls available on Feltmaking.com as “Doll of the month”.

The doll of the month this September is not for sale because it is part of a project I am working on, but I want to show it to you.

As many times before the wool inspired me to this project. It is spelsau and it is a rather course wool that has a wonderful red brown color. In fact it is a piece of wool from another project that was left and when I saw it lying at my working table I got the idea for the project.

The technique is the same I use when I make a human being – I make all the parts of the body, head, upper arm, lower arm and so on and needle them together in the position I want the figure to have. For this orangutan it was fun to “play” with the length of the arms and legs and then I worked with the idea that he should be a baby-orangutan.

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Comments

  1. Linda Seymour says:

    Good Morning Birgitte, Sorry to bother you . But I have to tell you are the best Needle felter I have ever seen. I’m always looking at your work. Hoping some day to be quarter as good as you are. I love you Lion and wolf . I really like your people also. Now you came out with another smashing hit. This orangutan is perfect !!! I have never heard of that wool before but you were right it was perfect . Were can someone order some of it. ? I know you are waiting for the question . How can I do some of these creations or get some of the instructions for them . As the saying goes I guess” I want to do it All ” well guess you have heard enough of my babble . Thank-you for any advice and help you can give me . Have a nice day !!! Linda

  2. thats so cute how did you make him

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