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Posable Needle Felted Pony Trio by SnowFox102 Posable Needle Felted Pony Trio by SnowFox102
Inkie, Blinkie, and =oBNDo's OC, Skye! :D That’s a real amethyst geode Inkie is inspecting, I’ve had it for years. I actually have a lot of random crystals and rocks, I’ve always found them fascinating. The other hunk of quartz is something my mom found recently in Texas. She let me borrow it. :D Interesting fact: amethyst is actually quartz. The only difference between it and clear quartz is that amethyst has impurities in it that make it purple!

All three ponies are needle felted from hand dyed fine Merino wool, with hand dyed Suri alpaca locks for manes and tails. They have wire armatures that allow them to be gently posed. Each stands about 8" tall at the ears. These were commissioned by =oBNDo so they aren't for sale.

I really wish I had Kreon Beachcomber, he would’ve fit right in. Predaking decided to hang with them for a while instead.
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NightyNighttt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are fantastic! I just started needle felting last week and you truly are my inspiration. I'm just wondering, how do you get such clean stab marks?
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Hehe, it still feels weird to me that there are people that think my work is something to aspire to. :D As for the poke marks, the main thing that affects that is the gauge of your needle(s). I use 38 stars for pretty much everything. Anything larger will make more noticeable holes, especially with the fairly fine wool I use. Larger gauges are meant to be used to just roughly shape things, while smaller ones are for more controlled sculpting. The wool you use has an impact as well, but it's still mostly about the needles. Finer fiber shows holes more readily with larger needles. The largest needles I have are 36 triangles, and even those I don't use that often.

You can also smooth out the marks by manipulating the felt with your hands. It encourages the fibers to move towards each other. :)
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NightyNighttt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm almost finished my first pony felt (3rd felt ever) and I must say that your photos and tutorials helped a lot. I'll make sure to post photos when I finish. :)
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NightyNighttt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I finished my derpy! Thank you kindly for all the help. Feel free to check her out :)
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Nikki148 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i also want poneys from you like 3 or four but no money
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moonkittyproductions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
oh my gosh i really wish i could see a tutorial on how you did these with the armatures w/o breaking your needles
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did a short video about that not long ago. :D Mostly you just need to be aware that the armature is there and be a little more careful when you're working near it. I don't think I've ever broken a needle on an armature, which is surprising since I've broken them on other things. XD
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moonkittyproductions Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
oh my gosh i am so excited to see that process, i have been felting for almost two years now and have been wanting to expand into armature but was afraid of the possibilities of breaking the needles lol''''''

thank you so much can't wait to check the video out!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, I hope it's helpful. :D If something isn't clear just ask and I'll try to help. :3
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Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013

these look awesome! :D

I love how smooth you get them.  they look pretty show accurate.

the ears do look a BIT weird bu.. I know how hard it is to make ears with CLAY so I can only imagine how difficult it is to felt it. 

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