Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Felt Art Dolls

I've been having a craze on art dolls and stuffies lately. I think its the cold nights making me want to snuggle up to something and its so nice to spend the evening quietly stitching. This is a selection of little goddess style felt art dolls that I've been working on in the last couple of days and they will be available in my Etsy shop from tomorrow.

All dolls are made from felt, stuffed with jacob wool and decorated with a mixture of needle felting, beading, stitch,fabric dye and buttons

Inspired by Celtic body art Wildwood.
Inspired by a new friend Tribal
Inspired by a book on the dances of Africa

Inspired by 60's art

Inspired by the grey and pink of a ladies boudoir
Inspired by modern folk art dolls and natural fibers

Inspired by the art of the circle

Inspire by a love of home and hand work

Monday, 14 March 2011

Odyssey Textile Art at Woodstock museum

Saturday was the opening day the Oxford museum at Woodstock. On display were some wonderful pieces of work, from a felted saddle blanket, a huge collection of mixed media inchies, remodelled china tea sets, a three part set of organza green man pictures and a wonderful set made from cardboard, beads and twine.
Cardboard and bead pieces
this one makes me think of corset bones

and this one is a perfect spine

Green Man 1

Green Man 2

Painted whitework with gold tints

Paper Mache Tea Set


Recycled Tea Set

You can see more of their work at
'The Unspoken Word' - 12th March to 10th April 2011

Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN. Tel: 01993 811456.
Open Tues to Sat 10-5 and Sun 2-5.
The exhibition is on for a month and if you go into the second room there is a lovely exhibition of paintings by autistic and learning troubled teenages based on English traditional folk art. Both are well worth a look