In June 2020 I ordered an intriguing needlefelting kit from Fibrecraft, a Mississauga based online business that sells a nice range of quality needlefelting supplies. It was my first ever order from this small business and I was impressed by the entire experience, from an easy to use website, straight-forward ordering procedure, super fast delivery and well-packaged products (there was even a little extra "gift", which was a treat!). In these COVID times when visiting a farm to buy rovings isn't possible it was nice to find a great Canadian online spot!
Fabian the Fox was just what I needed: a challenge! I've completed simpler critters but nothing at this level. I was eager to get started...
Ears were made from scratch... with good instructions on how to do this.
The next step was not so much fun: adding the black to the paws to build up the feet. Because of the wire armature, there was no room to poke without hitting the wire. I broke two needlefelting needles trying to get the black fibres to stay in place. Also, the instructions at this phase were very short and didn't supply the necessary details on how to create the feet. I looked online for reference images of fox feet for help.