I’d like to introduce one of the most kind-hearted Needle Felters out there: Robin Joy Andreae! I say kind-heated because she is always sharing info on animal rescues, human rights cases, & general education about repressed people & animals around the world…. (honestly… I feel bad that I’m not doing more to help many of the amazing causes she advocates for!)
But on to the fun stuff…. FELTING!!
YEA! Robin creates fabulous animal sculptures! They are so intricate & detailed, I can’t imagine how she makes them at such a small-scale too! She’s always got a new critter going up for sale & usually they are humorous & just right for the season!
David Everett is an amazingly sculptor of all things Halloween-ie, folk-ie, quirk-ie, playful… “-ie.”?
I’ve been in love with a series of Halloween-themed Folk artists for a while. I came across Chicken Lips & immediately fell in love. David’s pieces incorporate everything I love in a “Creepy Cute” style.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE vintage dolls! And how awesome are Violetpie’s amazing needle felted & plush dolls?
I grew up in a house where my parents collected cool antiques, so I’ve always been drawn to the 1930′s-1950′s era vintage collectibles. Violetpie has the perfect combination of retro-style & modern techniques! (many of her doll’s faces remind me of Cupie Dolls).
You also gotta love the Creepy-Cute Blythe dolls. I’m not specifically a doll collector, but I like the wide-eyed creep-factor of these (surprisingly expensive) dolls. Violetpie’s needle felted sculptures & plush accessorize perfectly with your favorite Blythe!
HELLO LADY! Yep, this week I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Felters: Shana Kohnstamm. Shana & I have a similar backgrounds, both set & scenic artist – made – fabulous felters!!!
Shana’s work draws from the “wonders” of nature, or should I say the wonderfully oddness of nature! Many of her wet felted vessels are reminiscent of seed pods, or cocoons (with creepy-crawlies inside)!
I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Shana’s willingness to experiment. I adore the piece she has made that incorporate lighting, also I hear her talk about trying different materials & techniques. I respect an artist that is not afraid to make a mess… which can sometimes lead to a few genius moments!
I’ve admired this amazingly sensitive & nature inspired sculptor for a while. Mister Finch, based out of England, has a primitive but “Creepy Cute” style that I just adore.
Working with recycled materials, his sculptures are a collage of vintage fabrics & free form sewing. The taxedermy-like sculptures are raw, polished, simple and complex all at the same time…. don’t ask me how he does it!!
His Etsy store is usually empty (wish I had that probably) but be sure to check out his Blog, Facebook, & Flickr pages. He is quite good at updating regularly!