Whilst killing a bit of time in the shops of Oban, waiting for the ferry to Mull, we found a gorgeous wool shop which sold needle felting mermaid kits.
So firstly we tried the faces..
and then moved on to the mermaids. Just look at the concentration on Kirsty's face!!
This first one is mine - the kit actually had them with blank faces, but having just learned how to sculpt facial features, we decided to give them proper faces and a bit more personality.
Here is Kirsty's. She also made a wee sister mermaid from the left over wool.
So now I know what to do (although I'm sure there's still plenty to learn) I'm thinking of making some to sell in the shop. I made this wee Heilan' Coo with left over mermaid bits - needs a bit of tweaking, but it's a start!