I forgot to show you the finished robin sat on the nest. It is for the guild exhibition at the Weald and Down museum, in July, but they had to be handed in at the last guild meeting. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Inspired by this picture from The Barefoot Crofter. The robin is needle felted alpaca and some coloured merino roving. She is sat on a needle felted nest with three blue needle felted eggs.
You can see how I had to add extra wire to get the 3D shape, and it is all wrapped in navajo plyed alpaca. I then made a webbing to attach the leaves onto. The leaves are mainly Kool-Aid dyed Portland again, navajo plyed, and crochetedd. The flowers are from a purple hand-dyed roving I got sent from Sarah last year, and spun up at the beginning of this year.
I'm hoping that my robin travels well, and am hoping to have her back in time for Mum's birthday in October, as she rather likes it!
I have loved working on this, and would like to think that I will do some other things with 6 inch rings, but it will probably have to go on to the list of things that seems to grow ever longer!!