Making Whoopi! A Needle Felted Doll

Meet Li’l Whoopi

I was so excited to be commissioned to bring Whoopi Goldberg to life in needle felted wool. I couldn’t have thought of of a better subject myself! She is solid needle felted wool with flexible needle felted joints. She stands on her own and is about 12″ tall. I wet felted her dreadlocks using Merino Roving and for her glasses I used Merino prefelt that I needle felted and then wet felted. She was quite a project and a fun collaboration with my client. My only problem is saying goodbye! I literally fall in love with my dolls as they come to life on my felting pad. I have only recently started doing custom dolls for others instead of dolls for me – it is getting easier to part with them but never easy!

If you would love to learn the magic of sculptural needle felting, I’d love to show you how! I have several fun and comprehensive video workshops along with all of the tools and supplies you need! www.needlefeltingsupplies.com

8 Replies to “Making Whoopi! A Needle Felted Doll”

  1. Thanks so much for the comments! I couldn't be happier with how she turned out. It's one of those “I can't believe I made that” kind of things. I really can't believe I made wool look just like Whoopi Goldberg. But I did and it was fun!! Thanks again!

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  2. hey,
    wow, whoopi is soo cute and vivid !!!
    looks like she just starts dancing some “jumping jack flash” !
    dear kay petal, i just want to tell how much i like your creations !
    it's always joy and inspiration to read your blog!

    lots of greetings from germany,

    verena

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