To close out the year, I’ve assembled a collection of winter woolies: from polar bears to snowmen to Santa Claus himself! Since this is also the season for giving back, I would like to take this opportunity to share a couple of charity projects I’ve been working on.
Earlier this year I created a series of sculptures for DHG Gallery’s Charity Project: 100% of the proceeds go to the pediatric cancer ward at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence, Italy. The project features artwork by a number of other fiber artists as well, so I hope you will check it out!
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I also curated an exhibition here in New York for a cause that is very dear to me. A portion of the proceeds from UNICORN will be donated to the Saola Working Group to help save the endangered saola, a beautiful and mysterious creature that might be the closest living thing we have to a real unicorn. Learn more about saola and how you can help conservation efforts at savethesaola.org.
>> SEE THE SHOW HERE! <<
As always, thanks for reading. See you in 2017!
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What Technique Is This?
Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!