I use a technique called Needle Felting to create soft sculpture out of responsibly sourced, eco-friendly fibers.
I've always been driven to create. Ever since I was old enough to pick up a pencil, I was drawing on the walls. I fell head over heels in love with Needle Felting in 2009 and have been creating wool creatures ever since.
The animals of planet Earth inspire me the most, though I do find great delight in creating fantastical ones, too.
Because I care about the environment, I try to make the most sustainable choices at home and for my business.
When I'm not running my business, I enjoy Hula, Tahitian, and Belly Dancing.
What is needle Felting?
Needle Felting is the process of interlocking fibers with a special notched needle.
It takes tens of thousands of pokes just to make one woollie sculpture!
I build up layers of wool and poke them into place. The more the wool is worked, the denser it becomes.
After I get a base that I am happy with, it's time to add the color and details. I only use wool, no airbrushing or paint.
Each creation takes hours and hours of loving attention to bring it to life.
What makes the wool so special?
The sheep are responsibly and sustainably raised by farmers who take pride in their high standard of animal husbandry.
I believe it's important to give back to the world and to my community. I also want to protect the creatures that inspire me so, In order to support the creatures I love, I regularly contribute to animal related charities, either by direct contribution, or by donating art items to fundraising auctions.
Below are some of the pieces I've sent out to help their real life counterparts.