Thursday, 17 September 2009

Meet the Wizard and his Wife

I enjoyed making the pretty ghoul, a nice change from the usual smiley faces. I thought she needed some companions, so I made these:

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I was trying out some different shapes. I drew sketches of a wizard and a witch, then simplified the outlines.

These were wool tops (roving) needlepunched onto a piece of black muslin (scrim). I really had fun with the faces and the beard was a sudden inspiration.

I found some rather superior sequins in our local discount warehouse (holographic and not too shiny) - I think they are meant for card makers - so this was the perfect opportunity to try them out!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Who's a pretty ghoul then?

Just having a bit of fun in anticipation of Halloween!

The season is changing. The leaves are beginning to turn, berries are ripening in the hedgerows, it's cooler and it's getting dark earlier. Thoughts turn to the autumn and winter festivals that cheer us up in those darker months. Well, mine do anyway, and I made this:

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She's a variation on my little spirit dolls. Made of a variety of needle felted scraps embellished with hand stitching, beads and sequins.

Here's a close up of her face:

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and here's a close up of the embellishment:

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