Doll Of The Month – August 2016

Doll of the month in August is this old fat witch with her long thin legs. The inspiration for her came from the old Danish tradition called Sct Hans, where we late June build a big fire and gather around it, singing our special Sct Hans song and from ancient time the witch was burned on this fire.

Doll Of The Month – June 2016

Doll of the month this June is inspired of all the wonderful green spring colors we see around us right now. There are even two dolls because they will illustrate all the little new green sprouts that explode up from the earth. When you take those little beings in your hand you will see, that they get alive in a very funny way when you start to move their legs in a walking way. That means you can use them to act with or as story telling dolls.

My sprout has come alive…

My little wool sprout has come alive in my garden

My second course with woman s portraits

Now I have had my second course with the new technique I developed for making women s portraits. It has been very very interesting to see how good results the sudents get. None of them had ever been drawing or painting a face before and then it is really surpricing that they can make a needle felted portrait. Another thing that is surpricing is that many of the portraits looked more or less like the photo the students had brought and that was really not expected -only that the students made a personal portrait.

The local newspaper “Nordvestnyt” has visited my workshop.

The local newspaper Nordvestnyt has visited my workshop and made a fine aticle.

Doll Of The Month – April 2016

Doll of the month for April is a soft granite woman!!! She is sculptured with Gotland wool that is used raw, but I have loosened the stables before I start to use them. The doll will then get a surface that reminds of granite.

From my course with women portraits.

During the latest two years I have been working intence with needling different women portraits. I have developed my own techniques and have used it for big exhibition works as well as just studies of interesting womens expressions.
There has been very much interest about these portraits and my students have asked for courses with this tehnique. Therefore I had to make a version of the technique that has made it possible to to make a potrait on a course even though the students had never tried to make a face before.

Notice from a blog, telling about my studio.

The other day I had a visitor at my studio who wanted to tell about my work on his website www.holbaekantik.dk
You can visit Carsten Jensens website and see his fine photos.

Doll Of The Month – February 2016

This month the doll is a little nature-boy with wild hair and even two thin plaits on the back of the neck. The inspiration for this little being came from some wonderful carded fleece I had, that looked exactly like the surface of a tree-trunk or something else from the nature.

Doll Of The Month – January 2016

Doll of the month in January is this little brown dog made with raw fleece. First I made a basic body-shape of spelsau-wool carded on my electric carding machine. On this basic shape I made the surface details on the head-shape with the technique I have developed for animals.