Well, finally got another new pattern finished and my tutorial on Santa Beards done. Here is my newest pattern. I call this one Christmas Cans. I have a bunch of rusty cans sitting around, never used and wanted something quick and easy to put in them. The label graphics are included in the pattern. Click on the side button to purchase.
Here is the way I do my Santa beards,I doing a Santa makedo in this lesson:
Start with head already blushed and stained.
Take a small clump, and using a needle felting needle. Place the beard in the position you want and jab the needle up and down,until beard is secure.
Continue working on one side.
then go to other side and add a piece of beard.
I like to work, going back and forth to each side, to make sure I have it even.
Continue up the side of the heads.
When you get to top of the head, I fold it half and put a part in the middle, I needlefelt the middle of the strip of wool. It looks like it is parted.
Continue down the side of the head.
Now for moustache, take a clump and find the middle.
And then lay it on the face, where you want the moustache to be and jab up and down with your needle until it is secure.
Now take a small piece for eyebrow, roll it in your fingers until is kind of tight. and place on the head and jab in to place.
now you see the completed head, ready for me to add the eyes.
Once I found the felting needle, I no longer hot glued the beards on. This is much easier.Hope this helps, if you have any questions, just let me know.