Thursday, January 28, 2010


Here he is. Koji the Bear. I'm not the best photographer but here he is. He's sporting a faux under kimonos, altered hanten (jacket) and mompe (pants). His tabi and zori are needle felted.
I had a lot of fun making his clothing. There are some things that I will do different next time around but that's all a part of learning. I can't wait to get started on the next one.

I love how I made his tongue stick out. A little playful and mischievous he is. He will be heading for the Hampton House Gallery for the Small Art, Big Heart Show and Sale.

Had to get a back view too. Next time I will use wool batting to start the body and a bit of core wool and then the nicer, color wool. I didn't have problems with the armature that I thought I would, only with the awful material I used to pad it with. Learning all the time. I would like to find someone to make my stands and I'm still working on taking pics. Argh!


Steven W. Dunn said...

Wendy, what a handsome little fellow. Can't wait to see him in the gallery.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Steven. I hope he sells but if he doesn't, that's okay too. I can't wait to do some more.

Kim said...

Hi! I popped over to your blog from somewhere else and I love your blog!!! This bear turned out amazing! I am just starting to learn how to needlefelt- and I love dolls- hope you don't mind me following along :)

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Kim for stopping by. I'm glad you like Koji. Please follow along. I'll be posting again tomorrow with my next needle felt project.

Northern MN? I went to a wedding in Bemidji, MN. That was as far north in MN I've been. Cheers!


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