Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pod Babies

These mini pod babies were added to the shop last week sometime.

They were a lot of fun to make. Since they are so tiny, they worked up more quickly than my regular sized needle felted dolls, but I was able to give them a surprising amount of detail, with tiny hands and different colors in their clothes.

I am working on a couple of the larger dolls at the moment, enjoying the shaping and rather sculptural qualities of working with fiber in this way. I was surprised to learn that people find these dolls frightening because of their fuzzy faces. After a bit of research, I think I can smooth the faces somewhat by wet felting them after they are basically put together. It was something of a shock though, I am so used to thinking of these dolls as sweet and childlike.



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