Another challenge from my daughter, she just loves finger monkeys. So how to create a sculpted wool finger monkey then!
The main challenge was the fingers, these needed to be wired along with the limbs and the tail, so it could be fully posable. It’s no good making a finger monkey that didn’t hang on to you finger is it.
I did have suitable brown eyes in my stash of eyes. Although I do need to have another polymer clay day to build my stocks up again.
Instead of felting the wool top over the wire for the hands I put a little glue on the wire and wrapped the wool to created the fingers. From the wrists up I needle felted to crate the shape.
The wire for the tail runs up into the body, this was needle felted along with the body.
I still haven’t perfected blending colours onto such small items, so I used soft art pastels to give some of the colour detail.
Result, my daughter loves him, apparently so do many of her friends.
Monkey currently is obsessed with sunny bear?
Perhaps sunny is going to have to live with my daughter and granddaughter too!
© 2013 Irene Irving