January 27, 2016 § 1 Comment
Is it a monster?
Ok, so really old song, but its totally relevant, because I have been making monsters!
Not posted in a while because I have been busy with a number of things, including trying to finish my Masters and also working a lot at a National Trust property (in the ticket office, so nothing too exciting, but still fun and a super lovely place to work) I have been making lots of things too, just forgetting to post anything to here.
So here is a couple of things I’ve made in recent months.
The first is this goat-person. Loved making this, the fleece I use was Oxford down, which I washed and carded myself. It felted so beautifully, it was a bit like miracle wool!
He’s a bit scary, but that’s what I like!
Something else I make just the other day is this monster hat.
I wet felted around a random shaped resist, and then needle felted some detail on where I felt it was appropriate, and this crazy creature emerged. I like to think of him as a shamanistic monster headdress!
I may well wear it out in public just for fun. It has better visibility than the goat, but vision is still obscured by teeth! I like to think it may catch on in fashion, but somehow I doubt it!
I liked making this – roaming free with organic felty shapes was fun and rewarding. I want to do more of it. I liked not knowing what it was going to look like as I made it. I knew it would have teeth, and that was about it!
I will take it for a walk soon, take better photos.