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Needle felted buckskin horse, side view.

By Shoshannah84
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Needle felted over a wire skeleton, silk fibres for the mane and tail and Fimo clay for the hooves. First try at felting over a wire skeleton and I,m very happy with the result. The legs and especially the hooves were the trickiest and I hope they're not too wobbly for those experts out there!
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2592x1944px 1.91 MB
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10/2500 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 3, 2012, 2:00:02 PM
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Sylvia3932's avatar
Wow! Love the legs and show of the muscles.
MomswitGunz's avatar
Nice work! Great muscle tone too!!
Shoshannah84's avatar
Thank you, I did lots of research into horse forms, glad you think it paid off! Love your rabbits by the way! :}
hdjl's avatar
This is amazing. It has to be one of the best needle felted horses I've ever seen.
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Thank you, its the first one I've made and I found getting it right very tricky. Glad to know it pleased you! :>
GlassCamel's avatar
So pretty! I just love buckskins ♥ The legs are so dainty and I really like the fiber you used for the mane and tail. Wonderful!
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Thanks, the legs were a bugger to do! I used silk fibres for the mane which worked really well. :>
ellis-animals's avatar
A really beautiful and well proportioned horse. It's quite difficult to felt such thin legs over a wire armature, I can't believe you didn't break any needles. :D
The mane and tail look very realistic, what sort of fibers did you use? On my horse I've used normal (mulberry) silk fibers and it looks completely different.
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Thank you, I did have to cut a hole in the under layer of felting to shorten the neck as it looked like a llama! It was my first wire framed sculpture so I went very carefully, broke 2 needles on the bird I did next! I used silk fibres for the mane and tail bit nervous as to how well they'd stay in place but once felted seemed really solid. Making a dragon now so we'll see how that turns out, keep in touch! :}
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wow this looks great! Yes the legs and hooves are always a pain. I normally end up making my hooves oversized so my horses will stand lol
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Mine IS a little rickety but its my first attempt so I can forgive myself! Love your dragons, thats my next project, got the wire skeleton done and added the Fimo clay just a little hesitant to add the felting... to be seen! :}
The-GoblinQueen's avatar
^_^ if you ever need any felting tips just let me know! Can't wait to see your dragon :hug:
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Thanks, all the feedback's given me the boost I need to get on with it! :}
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