For those of you who needle felt, working with black, especially mostly black, can be a challenge. Lighting is important.
Today’s challenge is creating the paws which include the pads. By now, my dog is getting in the way. He is so big that I must tuck his head under my armpit to work on a front paw.
I chose to create the pads on pieces on black prefelt. This way I didn’t have to work directly on the paw to get the detail. I began making shapes and stabbing them onto the felt.
Today, I also added more muscle to the legs hoping to strengthen the structure. Again, stabbing, stabbing, stabbing. The wool must be tight.
Below are a few photos of how I create the pads