My recent foray into needle felting has made me look at my gigantic yarn stash in a whole new light.
I had a little length of roving in a beautiful brassy orange and chartreuse colouring, and it reminded me very strongly of moss sporophytes. After I got playing with some of the handspun and roving that I had laying around I made these.
The first little guy is quite small and only measures about 2.5” around and 3.5” in height. It was tricky to work on being so tiny, and I stabbed my fingers quite a bit. I didn’t know this, but piercing one’s finger with a half inch of barbed needle will cause some pretty immediate and gross bruising.
I liked the idea of little needle-felted lumps of moss and dirt and fungus. They are like little glass-less terrariums, and soft.
This one is larger, and measures about 2.5” wide by 4” long by 3.5” high (still pretty tiny!) I included more mushrooms and a little mossy stone. I like the idea of fake rocks made from wool: they are lots of fun to play around with a squeeze.
I’m really happy with the result of these experiments. I’d like to make some more of these and put them under glass. So pretty!