Friday, March 11, 2011

Dancing in the Moonlight.

I finished this piece a while back, but totally forgot to take a photo and share it with you.

It's needle felted using Corriedale fiber, which is one of my favourite wools to needle felt with.

Dancing in the Moonlight

I found the base on a floral display, so immediately saw it as a base for a doll. I had to wire her feet to it, which meant reworking them a bit, but I think I pulled it off.

Dancing close up

This time I didn't wire the hands. I can make them much more delicate if I don't wire them. The figure is 13" tall from her toes to her finger tips. It was a challenge to create the face all in white and I did consider some colour for the eyes, but finally left it white. I used the suggestion of eyes, by making the lids half closed. I saw this on a stone statue and thought it very effective.

Needle felters can learn much from statues.

I saw her dancing in the moonlight, a figure lit by the light of the moon. She'll be up on my Etsy store soon. maybe today!

1 comment:

  1. Wow i thinks she's amazing, really love her and i love the stand to. Awesome idea :)


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