Since I was so pleased with how Sprout turned out (see my last post), I decided to do another-y. So, I went ahead and fished out some more Daiso yarn and more Morris Empire and got to it. And I ended up with Flicker the fire sprite, and I think she’s pretty neat!
I had some black acrylic Daiso yarn, which I thought would be fun and different to use since dark colors aren’t usually in my wheelhouse. That made me think of coal, so I decided to do a fire sprite this time. After I made the body, I wasn’t sure quite how to do the hair. I knew I wanted it to be a flame, but I hadn’t really thought about what to use.
In the end, I decided to use wool roving that I have for needle felting. To prevent it from shedding everywhere or tearing off, I used my needle felting tool to really plant the base of the fiber clumps into the head. When I’d finished putting her together, I gave the entire flame a going-over with the needle felting tool just to make it stay together and not be too wispy or leave red fluff everywhere (although, that will still happen a bit).
After I’d done her flame and her body, I used some Morris Empire 4ply in Clove and some 8ply in Scarlet Twist to do a squillion braids and wrapped them around the base of the flame to hide the knots where I hooked the fiber in. I found some little wooden beads and I threaded them onto some of the strands for some extra pizzazz. In case you’re wondering what my position on pizzazz is, I’m pro pizzazz. With the tails I made a little pony tail at the back, and wrapped it with a final braid (See? Mo’ pizzazz). Finally, I gave her a little tunic made of felt and fastened with some of the Empire in Clove.
You’d think a forest sprite might not be down with a fire sprite, but I think they’re pretty good buddies. Natural order of things and all that. They’re tiiight, yo.
I kinda want to do a water one next, but I don’t have any yarn that really speaks to me in a watery way, so I’ll have to come back to the sprites after a future yarn haul. I’ve been feeling very inspired by some other stuff though, so hopefully I’ll have to other craftiness to share until a new water sprite happens.
If you made a sprite, what kind would you make? Would you pick an element? Or something else? Sharezies!