As a bit of fun I decided to try to create a needle-felted finger puppet based on Benedict Cumberbatch‘s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.
It doesn’t look quite as much like him as I wanted (for some reason I think more of Alan Rickman’s Snape in Harry Potter, than I do of Sherlock, when I look at him! Or sometimes I see Stephen Fry! Do you see anyone else?), but it was fun, and I want to practice making human features, so in that sense it was a success.
The hair was difficult. I think it would be better not to have needle-felted it all, but perhaps to have used some Wensleydale wool, which may have given a better representation of Cumberbatch’s hair style.
Anyhoo, here are some photos showing the process of creating the little fellow: