Monday, 24 August 2015

More wiring..................

Still using the plastic covered garden wire. This time for a cheerful granny who enjoys cleaning!
She has copper wire spectacles. Her lightly sculptured cloth head has applique hair and hand painted features. She wears a hand crocheted cardigan that matches her socks.

Granny holds a feather duster in one hand and a brush in the other. She wears a printed cotton skirt and a white apron.

Her arms and fingers are poseable.

Here's a full length view. Although she has arthritis, she is still sprightly. She wears white cotton bloomers and stiffened felt boots and she stands on a lightly weighted cork base.

Sunday, 23 August 2015


I was trying out a different armature, green plastic covered garden wire, and a quite different design.
First of all, this little dancer. She has wool wrapped arms and legs, a needlefelted body and cloth head and hands. Her skirt is felt, her petticoat is felt and tulle and her boots are stiffened felt. She carries a wired, wrapped and needlefelted bouquet.

The arms and fingers are poseable:

People always want to look under the skirt:

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Decide on a background....................

I've made the components:

Now I can't decide whether to paint the base, or leave it as it is.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Day 6

Beading finished. 1 hour.

Features painted in. Half an hour.

I could finish it here, but I'm not sure. Should I make it male or female? Eyebrows, hair, beard? I'll put it to one side for a bit while I think about it. So far, this has taken nine hours and 40 minutes! I'm not sure I want to time any more of them!!