The sun is shining today and spring is trying hard to push away the winter cold.
During the winter I have been working on some felting projects, I was involved in a monthly artists challenge and February had the theme of Africa.
My challenge was to find my felting wool, and then to draw a picture of a charging elephant, I wanted an African elephant with ears flapping.
So I wet felted a background using merino rovings, and added some silk tops for interest, than sitting by the fire I translated my drawn elephant onto the background using a felting needle.
I had so much fun making the elephant that I decided to work on a giraffe, and to put more 3D into his face.
The giraffe needed acacia leaves to feed on, so I used free hand machine stitch to create some leaves for him to feast on
My next project is going to be a zebra, but this time I will photograph each part of the process and if you feel inspired you may want to make one too.