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Vinyl Scratch Needle Felted Posable Plush by SnowFox102 Vinyl Scratch Needle Felted Posable Plush by SnowFox102
FOR SALE: [link]

I AM NEVER MAKING SCRATCH AGAIN. THOSE GLASSES AAAAUUUUGGGG. DX Ok maybe I would make her again, but I had SO MUCH trouble with the glasses. These are the sixth try! :faint: I had a lot of trouble dyeing her hair too, because I didn't have the right color of dye at first.

She's larger than the other ponies I've made, with the exception of the Luna doll I'm still working on. She's about six inches at the tips of her ears. You can see more pics on the eBay link, one which shows her with a G4 Fluttershy for reference. I'm pretty pleased with how she turned out. Her posing ability is good and her coat is soft. Her hair is brushable like all my ponies, made from Suri alpaca which I combed, dyed, cut, and styled myself. I love Suri, but it takes a little extra effort to get it to dye properly, and I didn't have any good blues on hand! Eventually, after many tries, I got the color I wanted, even if I would have preferred it to be a bit more saturated. There are a few strands of angelina fiber in both her mane and her tail, which add some shine and interest. This version of her glasses was made by painting on some fabric that was attached to felt with fusible web. I'm not even going to relate all the misadventures I had with that! But here's a tip for others: Iron-on transfers and fusible web don't like each other. >.>; The glasses hold their shape (and therefore stay on Scratch's face fairly well) because they're coated with several layers of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. Her coat is a blend of superfine merino and Huacaya alpaca, which is why she's fuzzier than my other ponies. She's also softer as a result, though. Her eyes are printed onto special fabric, so they're crisp and well defined. I don't really like working with that kind of fabric though, it's very stiff and it's hard to felt through it, so I doubt I'll use it in the future. For people that want printed eyes, I'll use a different material, such as iron-ons on standard cotton fabric.

Awesome high res eye and glasses vectors by :iconthenaro:
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xxstarfallxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you find a felting needle? I've always wanted to try needle felting...
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you're in the US, I recommend Living Felt as a good place to get some materials to start with. They have a good selection of different needles, wool, and foam mats. Regardless of where you shop, get 38 star needles if you can. They felt much more rapidly than triangles. For wool, what's called "core wool" felts rapidly and is good for making a core to overlay prettier fiber over. Living Felt also sells Merino cross batts, which are a bit pricy but felt very nicely and are good for starting out. They aren't very soft, but generally softer fibers take a lot more effort to felt anyway. Leave the specialty needles and fibers for later. :)
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alvittanyallday Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg I love the pose !!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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alvittanyallday Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome ^w^ u did a good job on her
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jeffthekillergirl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
that's cool,how do you do that?
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
She's needle felted. I used loose wool, and a specially designed needle to poke the wool into shape. :)
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jeffthekillergirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
oh.thx!
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fanastyfinder Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like her pose.
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katieasquared Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so awesome! I wish I could needle felt that well, all my dolls flop over ):
Ah well, practice makes perfect!
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