Exploring Etsy – Milkfly


Exploring Etsy with loadofolbobbins!

Food glorious food! I hope since last month’s ‘Exploring Etsy’ you’ve all worked up a healthy appetite for even more needlecraft delights. No need to pack a picnic for this month’s crafty expedition across the Atlantic, our uber talented maker this week has kindly created a veritable feast for us all to partake in. The wonderful Huong Huynh and her shop ‘Milkfly’ is the most wonderful larder full of fabulous, felty food and for a lifelong vegetarian like myself even some of her more meaty offerings look absolutely mouthwatering. Milkfly - Felt Food Milkfly - Felt Roasted Chicken Milkfly - Felt Cheese Platter The amazingly talented Huong Huynh was born in Malaysia and raised in Texas, where she continues to live and work today. She earned a degree in Painting and Art History at the University of Houston. Creating and making has always been a natural part of her life and in my opinion there is no greater testament to that than her absolutely stunning work. Milkfly - Felt French Strawberry Tart Milkfly - Felt Layer Cake Milkfly - Felt French Strawberry Shortcake What is your earliest stitching memory? I would make clothes for my barbie dolls. I didn’t know how to include closures or fasteners so I would pop off the head and arms to get the clothes on. Milkfly - Felt Heirloom Tomato Milkfly - Felt Almond Croissants What fires your imagination? I love observing the natural world. It’s this feeling of awe, wonder and love that is the muse behind my work. Milkfly - Felt Swirly Lollipops Milkfly - Felt Cupcakes If you’re all feeling peckish for even more of Huong’s stunning work check out more at her shop, if you ask me felt has never looks so delicious!

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Jessica Taylor aka Loadofolbobbins is a Textile Artist and Illustrator based by the sea in Portsmouth. At her happiest with a needle and thread, with a passion for genealogy she often explores old photographs in her Textile art. With her fingers in many creative pies she loves to experiment with new techniques, creating illustrated and stitched goodies for her new Etsy shop.

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!

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LoadofOlBobbins

Jessica Taylor aka Loadofolbobbins is a Textile Artist and Illustrator based by the sea in Portsmouth. At her happiest with a needle and thread, with a passion for genealogy she often explores old photographs in her textile art. With her fingers in many creative pies she loves to experiment with new techniques, creating illustrated and stitched goodies for her Etsy shop.

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