Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
~ Needle Felted Elf ~
I am proud to present the newest needle felted piece to come from my studios. This is a rather large one, measuring 2' 8" from gnarly toes to hat tip. His body is made entirely of sheeps wool and hand sculpted over many days, with the help of a felting needle, around a wire armature. The wire armature allows him to be posed in a variety of ways. No patterns, my own or anyone else's are ever used in any of my fiber pieces, and all come directly from my own heart as I create them. The buttons on his trousers are deer antler ( naturaly shed ), that have been sliced, sanded and polished. His hat is made using traditional wet felting techniques. Like all my pieces, this one is made from locally purchased, pure organic sheeps wool, hand dyed by my self using all natural plant dyes. In this case the plants used for dyeing were onion skins, over dyed with indigo to create the gorgeous grass green of his trousers. His skin color is natural grey sheeps wool. His hair is also naturaly colored sheeps wool.
The inspiration for this piece, like most of my work, came from the natural world.......
SOLD...to a lovely lady in Texas
~ Gallery Of Past Work ~
The following are just a few of many many pieces....