This sweet bowl is the result of another custom order. My customer had ordered a bowl with a sparrow for her grandmother and when her mother saw it, she wanted one with a blue bird. I am rather proud of the way this one turned out and it is so happy and springy!
The bowl is first crocheted and felted in the washer. This takes about 3 - 4 cycles in very hot water. After a few days of drying, the design is needle felted in place. Needle felting is a technique that uses sharp barbed needles to stab roving repeatedly into the surface. I have just started learing the needle felting technique and am so amazed at the detail that can be added. I will caution you - it is addicting and somewhat dangerous - those needles are sharp! I have stabbed myself a few times in the learning process.