Foray into Felting: Claire the Hare by Swandog

Foray into Felting: Claire the Hare

Swandog

25 December 2013 at 15:54:52 MST

My second felting attempt, this time an arctic hare scratching herself. The eyes are glued black cabochon beads, the whiskers were kindly donated (naturally-shed) from my kitty and doggy, and there is hand-stitched detailing in all the crevices for added contrast. Wool was wrapped over an aluminium wire skeleton and felted down; WIP shots are in my FA scraps. This took me a few months to make, and was a Christmas gift for my mom-in-law. Will post some outdoor pics of Claire soon. (Note: the paws of arctic hares are brownish on the undersides, and of course, have no pawpads.) :)

Refs used:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27346140@N04/5583286926/sizes/o/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27346140@N04/5582700499/sizes/o/in/photostream/

http://www.paprikashop.co.uk/bronze-hare-ornaments/scratching-hare-bronze-ornament

http://www.katedenton.com/Scratching%20Hare.htm

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    nicely done. Love it.

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      Thank you! :D

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    Wow, nice detail!

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      Thanks! :)

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    Very nice, how big is this? I am still looking for someone to make a small 6 to 8 inch ferret for my husband.

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      She's about 4" high and long. I can go bigger (the ermine was taller). :)

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    Fun fact: Hare Clare was one of my nicknames in high school. In all seriousness though, she is adorable and the organic whiskers are a great touch.

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      Aww, thanks! I love the name Clare/Claire, but I also wanted her name to rhyme with hare. :D

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        Yeah I actually like my name too; it's alright, I think it's a great name for a hare. XD I just thought it was one of those hilarious coincidences is all!

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    I especially love the shaping around the eyes; that had to be so hard to get just right!

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      Thank you, and it was! XD

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    Stunning details! She's an adorable rabbit. =)

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    This is so incredibly beautiful!! I really appreciate how you did the feet, and what a great lil bun mouth!

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    This is adorable, I really love the feet!!

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    This is an amazing second attempt at felting. I've never gotten truly into it (just messed around with it a bit at a workshop), but I can still tell that this took a lot of time and work. Your proportions are spot on, and this looks wonderfully realistic, and I love the attention to detail, especially around the face. Keep up the good work!

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    Ffff so much cute bunny chub. <3

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    Wow! This is absolutely beautifully done!

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    Good job!

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    This is one of the best felts Ive seen <3 and it might seem odd but i love the muzzle/nose/mouth on this, I'd die if you made a rat felt with this amount of skill.

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    Aww she is adorable. Great job I'm sure it will be loved!