Kat with Duk - New Mohair Kitty in my Etsy Shop

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Here is my new mohair kitty, Kat with Duk.  Kat is 7 1/2" tall and has a 4" needle-felted wool companion Duk, a runner duck.  Kat is made of distressed German mohair and has glass eyes that I hand-painted.   She has armatures in her arms and tail, and can stand on her own by balancing with her tail.   Her arms can bend to hold Duk.

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Kat's companion, Duk, has onyx bead eyes and hand shading. He is wearing a green silk neck ribbon.

Kat with Duk is available in my Etsy shop.

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W.I.P. - Some Needlefelting

 

I've been working on some needlefelted companions for my critters.  This one is a runner duck.  I first saw them a few years ago at a 4-H Fair and loved their unusual shape.  I felted the wool roving until it was pretty hard.  The legs have a copper wire through them that I pushed up into the body.  He's not quite finished -- he will have glass eyes, and I want to bring the white down onto the legs a bit for a more natural join.

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 This one is a dog I'm working on.  He's from one of my doodle drawings that I used to make an eraser carving.  He has a wire armature and will have glass eyes and hand coloring added.   The back leg armature already has the floral tape wrapped around it so the felting will cling to it better than the bare wire.  When he's done, I'll show the dog along with his eraser-carved print.