The last post was about my project for the Black Sheep Gathering’s Spinner’s Lead class, this one is all about my son’s project.
He had a clear idea of what he wanted – a vest with green and yellow and a picture of his dog, Rose, felted on it somewhere. I had to brainstorm a little to figure out how he was going to needle felt Rose onto the vest. Thanks to a new product I am carrying in my shop, it was super easy!
We printed out a photo…
he used one of these transfer pens…
and traced it onto a piece of tracing paper…
We then flipped it over and ironed it onto the felt. The pen marking transferred onto the felt and he was then able to fill it in with color and needle felt it.
Didn’t he do a good job!!!
Next we took batts made from Precious’ wool and felted a big sheet of felt. We took one of his old shirts and made a rough pattern and cut the vest out of the felt. I have a super easy pattern for a vest that only requires sewing on the shoulders, so much easier than my jacket 🙂
After the vest was cut out, we dyed it – he wanted a muted kelly green. Once the vest was dry, he needle felted the picture of Rose onto the back. The last thing that needed to be done was buttons. We bought some fun, different colored, letter buttons. He had a hard time deciding what to spell out, but finally decided on ‘Rose’.
Headed out for his ‘photo shoot’.
Here he is with 3 of his lambs – Roy Rogers, Prancer, and Cupid…they were so nice to cooperate!
Roy Rogers is the lamb he is going to walk in the Spinner’s Lead and he is Precious’ first lamb.
We couldn’t take pictures without taking pictures with Rose. He really did a good job capturing her essence.
and what little boy could have pictures taken without sticking his tongue out in at least one…or twenty 🙂