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My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

A felted little kitty - part 2



Click the links to follow the instructions.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

For this kitty i used 50 grams (about 2 ounces) of off white Shetland wool.
Start with the basic shapes - here balls and not eggs - like Kay Petal shows in her video here :

I try to show you the density too :



Now you need to join 2 of the balls
Some deep strokes right in the middle of the balls, to tangle a few fibbers
Then right around the edge from both balls.


Here you see how this tagging looks :


and here you see how to attach those 2 balls securely.
Add a small sheet over the edge, and needle it right in …
On both balls and into the edge.
Do this right around the edge.


On the 3rd ball i have been building the face.
I made a little line across the middle and then 2 lines on a 3rd of the face.
There you can check along where you will like the eyes later on.


Then we make some bulbs ? bubbles ? as the side of the muzzle, nose and chin.






Then you look where on the face you want the lumps attached :D
I did mine below the middle like, between the eyes and then needle them slightly on to the face.



Next, press the nose onto the muzzle and hold it tight to the eye sockets. Needle a few hair right next to the eye dents



Then hold the chin into place and again needle it on


This is what you should have now


I thought I would like a face a bit more cheeky.
That’s now i make them, take a little sheet of wool, and fold the edge to the middle right around the sheet. Then i needle it a little bit to hold it together.




Press it onto the face where you want it and needle it on


Start now to sculpt all a little bit … so you can see if you need to add wool somewhere


I thought this head needs some more on the back


Then i shaped a bit more, and worked the eye sockets a bit more

To test, i place some eyes loosely into the head.
Squeeze the loop a bit together, so you can still pull a thread through it
Poke a hole into the head with an ale and insert the eyes … play till the sit even.


Don’t forget to look at the head from the top down … you can see uneven things easier this way.
The last picture you can see, one eye sticks out a bit more then the other.
So out with the eye, and make the socket a bit deeper.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

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