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American Badger mask for a friend! Needle-felted over an aluminum mesh and wool base with painted resin eyes. I think this one has slightly improved visibility over the previous two masks; the neck also comes down a bit further. I’m especially pleased with the way its expression came out.

— 19 hours ago with 9 notes
#badger  #mask  #animal mask  #furry  #felting  #fibers  #needlefelting  #craft 

Needlefelted poseable Painted Turtle! 10” from nose to tail-tip.

— 19 hours ago with 1 note
#turtle  #needlefelting  #felt  #fibers  #animal  #toy  #craft 

Needle-felted poseable raccoon! This one is 13” long from nose to tail-tip.

— 19 hours ago with 5 notes
#raccoon  #needlefelting  #felt  #animal  #toy  #fibers  #craft 

Needle-felted poseable red fox! 15” from nose to tail-tip.

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#fox  #needlefelting  #felt  #fibers  #animal  #toy  #craft 

New needle-felted birds from this summer! We have a red-breasted nuthatch, an azure tit, a veery, a black-capped chickadee, and a female house sparrow. The flying birds are now being made with poseable wings.

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
#needlefelting  #birds  #sparrow  #chickadee  #felt  #fibers 

Silly stuff from the Arboretum shoot!
The big gryph is Tierney, suit by Clockwork Creatures.
The coyote mask is meme-ified/photos are by rrileymccourt.
The coyote is coyoteisaboy, who is also the maker of the fox mask in the first picture!

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#masks  #fursuit  #deer  #coyote  #fox  #fur 

It’s been beautiful the past couple of weeks! I took the opportunity to take the deer and coyote masks out into the field at the Arnold Arboretum. Photos are by the talented and wonderful and best-friendly rrileymccourt. I’m wearing the deer, and the coyote is my partner, coyoteisaboy.

— 3 months ago with 9 notes
#masks  #deer  #coyote  #felt  #fursuit  #craft 

I will be visiting the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Festival tomorrow for the first time! Really excited to see the sheep and sheepdogs and buy lots of wool.

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#wool  #MA sheep and woolcraft  #festival 

Back to making masks! I got some more of those plastic hemispheres in, this time for beady badger eyes.

— 4 months ago

Eye monsters!

These critters are felted around armature wire, so they are poseable. They also each have seven eyes… due to an impulse buy of such eyes a few years ago at Wolf E. Myrow in Providence. I’ve finally figured out what to do with them, along with some of the less frequently-used colors of roving I have rolling around. The critters are about 10-11” long and 5-6” tall. I need to come up with a name for them, as I hope to be making more… there’s still plenty of those eyes left.

— 4 months ago with 12 notes
#felt  #eyes  #monsters  #needlefelting  #OOAK  #wolf e myrow  #craft