Sunday, January 4, 2009
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
My Little Willie Nelson!
Willie is about 12" tall and is 100% Needle Felted Wool. His hair is a blend of Alpaca and Icelandic Wool. Like all my characters, I start with a basic body structure using what I call "core wool" which is basically wool batting that has not been dyed. The outer layers of the skin and clothing are made with Norwegian C1 Felting Batts. Willie was a wonderful, fun challenge for me - and he stands on his own!
Here is Willie with his buddy, Conan O'Brien!
And here is a video so you can see how lifelike he is!