Bonjour! Dans le derniers 3 semaines j’ai fait…
un lapin et un chat…
des broches de vache!
des broches de mouton
un sorcier (orange)
2 sorciers et 2 moutons
des broches de moutons
un petit chien et un petit mouton
des broches et des porte-cles
un chat et des broches
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Dragons invade Felletin, a pretty town in La Creuse, France
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This dragon can sit on your shoulder thanks to magnets in his feet and one in his tail
Perhaps I need to get out much (there really isn’t a lot to do, of an evening, in winter in rural France), but once I got the idea of making a dragon that could sit on your shoulder like the one Khalissi has in Game of Thrones I couldn’ stop. Not entirely sure how many hours it took, but I made it over a week.
I first made a wire frame out of some electrical wire I had hanging about. I used a glue gun to fix the wire, where it connected with other bits of wire.
I then began the process of putting some “flesh” on the bones. I started by wrapping wool around the wire. I figured that this would make it easier when trying to needle-felt – give the wool something to hang onto!
You can see in the above photo that I had also began to needle felt the head. It was then just a case of adding more wool and needle felting it until it began to look more like a dragon.
Once I had built up the body I made some wet felted sheets for the wings. I used two different types of red and did three very fine layers (a bright red, sandwiched between two dark layers).
It was around this point I attached three magnets to the dragon. One on each foot, and one on the tip of his tail. I attached the magnets using a glue gun, and then needle-felted over them.
It was then a case of adding colour and detail until I was happy with it.
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Here is an example of how looking at other peoples work can make you think, and give you inspiration.
I recently saw this picture from Elemental Sight
I was really impressed with the needle felting, but also impressed that the owl had “a magnet up it’s butt” to help it sit on her shoulder.
I then saw this picture (I think it was sent to me by Pintrest as a “pin you’ll love” – I did)
And then suddenly another image leapt into my head:
Which then had me itching to do some more needle-felting. This is what I came up with (I was clearly surprised!):
He has three magnets, one on each foot and one on his tail for stability. Will post more photos tomorrow of how it was done.
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