17 September 2014

Experimenting with needle felting

I have been admiring needle felted sculpted birds of several artists for many years and thought I'd give it a go, this bird is my first one. The nest is woven from cuttings of wandering fig vine that is growing on my front wall, nicely insulating my garage studio.  I really enjoyed needle felting and I might make a few more. I am keen to source wool roving from farms that don't mulese their sheep and treat them humanely so I am currently researching this.  I have a labradoodle dog who needs a haircut so I will keep the hair cuttings, wash them and see if I can needle felt it! Although my dog Sally doesn't think her haircuts are humane, she hates having her haircut!!