There is something quite magical about taking a piece of fleece and turning it into a piece of art. Your creativity is bounded only by your own imagination - and if that runs dry there are many places where you can gather inspiration online.
At SJ's Fluff 'n' Stuff we have a passion for fluff of all types - most of my crafting
space is taken up with boxes and boxes of alpaca and sheep wool, and the
occasional bit of dog fluff as well! I love creating 3D fibre art based on nature and
some of my favourite pieces have been of life size plus exotic frogs. One of my first
large piece was of this tree frog clinging to two strands of foliage - this now takes
pride of place in my mum's house.
Most of my work is done by needlefelting - the act of plunging a barbed needle through the fluff felts the wool together - but I also work with wet felting. Wet felting involves wetting your work and agitating the fibres to get them to felt together, and you can create some truly wonderful 3D and 2D pieces using this technique. If you would like to learn some more about needlefelting, subscribe on the Home Page to download my booklet: An Introduction to Needlefelting.
More recently I have been learning the nuances of needle felting 2D portraits.
The effects that can be achieved using wool on felt can be truly stunning. You can see
more example of my felted portraits in the gallery and in my Instagram and Pinterest
As well as my own designs, I also take on commissions from time to time - please feel free to contact me here for details. I have fully illustrated needle felting kits available through my The British Craft House shop, and run group fibre-art classes locally in Surrey.
100% recommend doing one of SJ's workshops
I absolutely love it!!! You have captured his soul so completely. Can’t thank you enough. Xx