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.
Makers Fair 25th – 27th May
Crafted by Hand
30th June & 2nd – 3rd November
Holmfirth Art Week
Holmfirth Civic Hall, 7th – 13th July
Holmfirth Art Week Fringe Event – Hens Teeth
Holmfirth Methodist Chapel, 7th – 13th July
York Racecourse , 25th – 27th October
Hens Teeth – Art at the Altar
John the Baptist Church, Penistone, November 22nd – 30th
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Manchester, October 11th-14th.
Mad as a March Hare Gallery
Hawksbys, Howarth, West Yorkshire 1st March – April 30th
Summer Show – Number Four Gallery
Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Berwickshire, 8th June – August 31st