Needle felting

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello!

It’s been a long time since I posted last .. but then, it’s few spam messages less in your inbox 😉 I post more regularly on my Instagram page.

Meanwhile, I’ve discovered and developed a new hobby, if not an obsession.  It’s all started with a birthday present from a friend at the end of last December – a basic needlefelting kit.

And half a year later – ta-da! I’m into making animals, who are soft and poseable and  warm to touch and can be almost alive. I never thought that you can say so much through felting!

I take commissions. From £30, including a gift box.

Here are some examples.

And a little film about Arnie the dog.

Venice of Winchester

It takes a very good discipline to DO creative stuff and to keep WRITING about it! I’m not the type. My favourite subject at school was maths – maybe that’s why I like counting the stitches in crochet… but critical writing – 🙄

Anyway, I wanted to share my recent discovery – a wonderful and humorous crochet world of a Russian artist Yulia Ustinova. The piece below was inspired by her work. I was given lots of red yarn by a friend, and for a long time didn’t know what to make out of it, and then suddenly I thought that’s it would be perfect for a ‘Red girl’, which in Russian is synonymous to a ‘Beautiful maid’ (Красна девица).

She’s on a wire armature and can change positions like a real model.

She somehow managed to sign up to some life drawing classes, and was even invited to few temporary exhibitions at the Louvre. A fine example when your creation starts to live a life on its own!

And finally, few pix of the work in progress, because I like studying this kind of pictures on other people sites.