Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Friday, March 11, 2016

Little Felted Bunnies

No, we haven't had another leak in the bunny barn.  Fortunately, those little felted bunnies are not felted anymore and they are looking much better now.

These little felted bunnies are the kind that are supposed to be felted.

So I happened upon the world of creating little felted animals last month.  I thought felting looked like something the girls would enjoy and would be something else to do with fabulous angora fiber.

I bought Little Felted Animals by Marie-Noelle Horvath and some needle felting supplies off Amazon.

Naturally, the first project selected was a bunny.

The book contains lots of photos of the supplies needed, the amounts needed, and the finished product.

Chocolate bunny in the making
This is Charlotte's first litter of felted rabbit kits.  Their eyes are open, so they must be at least 10 days old.
I put two on the ruler to give an idea of their size. 
The first bunnies have been made out of wool and alpaca.  Needle felting with angora is a little trickier, at least for us.  And I suggested to the girls it would be easier to start with wool and alpaca and then once they understand felting better, to move on to angora. 


Lydia couldn't wait to attempt felting an angora bunny.  He needs to put on some weight still.
The girls are taking their little felted bunnies to the 4-H show tomorrow in the hopes of selling a few.  We'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. We are now the proud owners of three felted bunnies. Evan and I loved them to pieces! Esp. The demo!