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Felted gargoyle!

This week's inspiration image was taken on a visit to Salisbury museum in the summer of 2019.



It had been years since we'd visited the museum, and I'd forgotten how good it is. Lots of local artefacts, Stonehenge archaeology, and prehistoric stuff, all accompanied by clear explanations. Of course I didn't record what this head was! It may have originally come from Old Sarum.


I had several ideas for this piece. A mask appealed, but I decided a week wasn't long enough to learn mask making. This may be a project for next year! I toyed with a felted keyring but discarded that as too simple. I've been wanting a bowl for ages, to put my threads and snippets of cloth in, so last night I learnt how to make a needle felted bowl.



The fibre is Corriedale, and I used a cloth bag stuffed with stuffing as a resist. I switched between a clover multi felting tool and a single needle to create this, and it took about 3 hours. It was extremely therapeutic 😃. I'm already planning a felted gargoyle class next year, and have started a waiting list!


I also wanted to share a finished piece from a couple of weeks ago. This is crochet sky all done!



Next week's image is below.




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