Laura and Flora are ready to go adventuring!
I really love this pattern! Designed by Gingermelon you can find it in her shop http://www.etsy.com/listing/150210041/flora-the-explorer-pdf-pattern?ref=shop_home_active
I have been waiting to use it because I wanted to try it in both a woven and a non woven felt.
Up until now I have only been using the non-woven felt for my plush dolls and I wanted to see the difference, besides price. ( The woven is a bit more).
Laura on the left is made with a hand dyed woven felted wool and Flora on the right is made using the non-woven merino wool blend felt.
The non- woven felt is a little stiffer and has more of the look of what I think of when I think "felt doll".
The woven felt conforms nicely to curves and is a little fuzzier. It makes me think "plush" first, "felt" second.
Non-Woven on top------Woven on bottom
I was kind of hoping by making the same pattern with both felts I would really prefer one over the other.
But they really are different enough that I like them both!
Does this mean I will have to make all the patterns out of both felts?
Which do you prefer?
Both Laura and Flora will be available for adoption at my Etsy shop later today.