Needle felted animal sculptures made from locally sourced wool, embellished with hand stitched detail.
Inspired by antique toys, I combine reclaimed wood, wire and vintage textile mill bobbins into my work.
After making a wire armature I wrap around core wool. The form is then created by using barbed felting needles which compact and sculpt the wool.
Layers of colour are added to create depth of surface. Finally hand stitched detail adds another layer of colour and texture, making each piece totally unique.
York Racecourse. 23rd-25th Oct 2020
Holmfirth Artfest 2020
Holmfirth Civic Hall. 14th & 15th Nov 2020
The Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland. 1st January – 31st March 2020
PlatForm & Function
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe. 20th January – March 21st 2020
GNCCF Online 2020
Online selling event. 25th-31st July
The Craft Centre & Design Gallery. 7th Nov-9th Jan 2021