Sunday, January 03, 2010

More avian friends

Today's birdies are a red-breasted nuthatch, more than a little on the obese side, and a tree swallow. We didn't have these colours available to us in wool roving, so we dissected several bits of multicoloured wool yarn to get what we needed, then carded them together with related colours to get what we needed. For instance, the tree swallow is black roving with a bit of the deep teal left over from Chuck's multistriped Christmas sweater (below), while the nuthatch's breast is some medium brown mixed with leftover orange from Erin's hoodie. Sophie is at work on a Western Tanager. Fiona is making noises about an Oregon (Dark-eyed) Junco. The Ontarian in me feels the need to make a cardinal and a blue jay, but those will have to wait until we get to the wool shop for some bright red and steel blue roving.


  1. i love all the felted birds you have been creating!

  2. Anonymous6:03 pm

    Just wondering if you make a ball first (where you start from to form the bird....) I really think I need to try this. I'm the same person who wrote to you for advice on the dorodango...finally got one of those to work after 12-15 cracky mud balls ;)


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