Introduction: Make Me in Wool, You Will!
This three inch tall, Yoda is made from felted wool. Yoda's coat is actually wool from our friend's sheep. I made his core by needle felting polyester batting into a body and a head, seperatly. I covered Yoda's head with mixed green wool and felted it onto the core. Next, I felted two ears and attached those to the head. I "sculpted" his head by needling his mouth and eye sockets. Then I attached a nose and two small eyes. I decided to leave him "cute" instead of making too many wrinkles as he is in, ahem, REAL life. :)
For his body, I added dark brown wool down the middle front of Yoda, then covered the back and sides with a lighter gray wool from our friend's sheep. I formed his arms, hands and feet seperatly and added those after the body was complete. Lastly, I felted a walking stick out of the dark wool, which actually took longer than the body or the head! Making a "hard" felt takes some time when needle felting! Once I completed that, I attached it to his hand, measuring to make sure it hit the floor.
Tada! Made from wool, he is! :)