Thursday, April 24, 2014

Winter 2013-2014

Over the winter I was finally able to catch up on some of my needle felt commissions after a very busy growing season on the farm.  Here's a sampling:

Blue-Ringed Octopus

Barred Owl

Nubian Ibex

Mountain Gorilla

Wild Mustang

Fennec Fox

African Spurred Tortoise

American Crow



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    1. Thanks so much Laura, that's means a lot coming from you! Your work is beautiful.

  2. wow Beautiful work!!!... would you be willing to give any advice on the armature you made for the American Crow? I am trying to make one for my son, but I am having problems with the armature..

    1. Hi Bonnie, If your crow has its wings folded then all you really need to do is have one wire going through the center of the body to which you attach the wires for the legs. If you're trying to make outstretched wings then you also have to have at least one wire along the top of the wings, also connected to the central wire. To connect the wires I just twist them around each other a bunch of times. I hope that helps!

  3. So naturally, it's amazing! Great success!

  4. Winter has been very creative with you...lovely lovely work...

    1. Thanks so much Kerry! Yeah winter is nice because I can actually get some needle felting done.

  5. Extraordinary! The details seem almost impossible. I love crows, but I have to say, I'm probably most impressed with the octopus. With a wire in each skinny arm has to be a nightmare. Then you went the extra mile, adding pattern and texture. I wish you all the best success!