When I first discovered needle felting I was influenced immensely by the fibre artists of the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the great teachers were making some sort of sleeping creature. I have to admit I am still a fan of baby bunnies, foxes, mice and cats, however I can't promote them here in Australia.
I have always been very connected to the bush. I have always lived amongst it and respected the unique wild life we have here in Australia. With this needle felted Wombat I am raising awareness around our unique Aussie creatures.
This Shingleback is one of my 'Sleeping Aussie Baby' series. There are 12 in total, collect them all!
Baby Shingleback Sculpture
· Long coated fur should NOT be combed or brushed
· Use a large needle to gently straighten the fur.
· Trim any stray hairs rather then pulling them.
· Keeping your sculpture behind glass is preferable.
· Be aware of pets trying to kill your sculpture.
· Moths also like your sculpture. If you suspect moth activity, put your sculpture into the freezer for at least 14 days.
· Dust can be gently be brushed off with a clean makeup brush.
· Should something happen to your sculpture, surgery is an option.