Share, care, hug like a (needle-felted Polar) Bear

Not saying that it’s unusually cold here at the moment, but I have been finding myself thinking a lot about frozen wastelands. Anyhoo, here is a polar bear I needle-felted yesterday…

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Sherlock: a Needle-felted Finger Puppet

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:

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