Halloween is almost here and I’m getting into the spooky spirit! In researching this column over the years, I have seen an enormous variety of felt artwork, from hyper-realistic to super kawaii. It takes a little digging, but there is another side to needle felting. A dark side. A grotesque and sinister side. OK, maybe not sinister, but freaky – freaky felt. I’ve plumbed the depths of the weird and woolly for this Halloween installment of Felter Skelter. These are some of my favorite felt creations because they manage to transcend the warm and fuzzy characteristics of the medium through the artists’ use of texture, theme, or subject. Scroll on for the photos, if you dare!
The House of Felts
BONUS: One creepy cutie, because I can’t resist a cutie:
Make sure to click through to see more wonderful felt artwork by each of these artists. Happy Halloween everybody!
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Zoe Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on dreams and visions. She lives and works in New York City.