InstructionsFirst I created an oval body and a round head with the natural roving, and joined them together with a wispy "scarf" of roving.
Create the little ears separately, and then attach them at the back of the head.
Add the "fur" layer and stab until the body is the smooth or furry consistency you desire. The fun thing about needle felting is you can control how firm or soft the ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Outdoorsy, Whimsical, Cute
Wool Roving, Glass Eyes with Metal Loops, Needle Felting barbed needle, sewing needle and thread (to attach eyes)
What was your inspiration?
I am fascinated by the squirrels in my backyard!
What are you most proud of?
I love that these are somewhat realistic without being too defined. They remind me a little bit of an Edward Gorey character.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
A word of warning: You may get the song Grey Squirrel stuck in your head while making these!
You can turn them into ornaments or let children play with them as toys.
You can vary the size and make them bigger or smaller.
You could go further and add detailed arms and legs, perhaps a felted acorn for the squirrel to hold.