Needle felting, nuno and wet felting.(Click on pictures for more detail and feel free to leave comments, suggestions or questions .)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Needle felt weirdness with Mill End fiber
Uhmmm, I think this guy looks a bit .....creepy? I hate to say that because it's like admitting one of your kids looks like a troll . I'm always trying different shapes in face and bodies and like the diversity but they certainly don;t always look "cute " . Hopefully there are some parents who would be thrilled if their kids were trollish and will want to give this guy a home .
He has a bit of merino and silk in pink areas but is 95% Mill Ends that I really enjoyed felting with . Not sure of the fiber type but perhaps"colonial" and about 27 micron ? The up-side of the Mill Ends is that they are much less expensive then the hand dyed merino I had been working with and that makes me feel less guilty about making these larger sculptures . This one is about 8" . I'm still trying to figure out how to make something that is affordable as many of my med-large sculptures take over 20 hours and have about $30. in wool in them . Who can afford such a non-necessity in this economy ?
Really struggling this week about guilt of all the money I spend on wool and my inability to market myself to make back the money I'm spending . Know of any good art agents ?