My student Pippa Sweeney from Ireland has now finished her “one to one” course at my studio.
The theme she has learned, was to needle felt a head and a hand in life size –and needle them onto a big piece of raw fleece. The finished result, when you use that technique is, that you get a big wall hanging or even a thing that can be used for acting in a theatre play. Rather quick in the process the head showed up to look like a Viking, so therefore Pippa worked on with that idea and she started to learn to make the shadows and it became even more obvious that the face looked like a Viking. When the beard of the Viking was made, it seemed natural to plait it. Making the hand takes a rather long time, but much of that time was used on making fun with the hand because it is so much alive to look at in different situations.
The head is slowly getting to look like a Viking
The beard is getting plaited
We are plaing with the hands
Still plaing with the hands
Now the viking is nearly finished
Pippa with her finished Viking
Having fun with the viking