Doll Of The Month – December 2013

Doll of the month this December is a needle felted baby with a pixie hat. Here in Denmark we have a special relationship to pixies. They are something, we have at Christmas time and we call them “nisses”, and from middle of October till around new year evening, they are all over in many many different materials and expressions. A pixie baby is, by the way, a little unusual because the “nisse” will wear either a red dress or an old-fashioned boys clothes.

Doll Of The Month – October 2013

Doll of the month this October is a relief of a dog head build up on a piece of raw fleece that already was felted on the sheep. The color of the raw fleece inspired to this kind of dog with big begging eyes and long ears. When I work with such a fleece I start to thin piece of carded wool and place the raw fleece on top of it.

Doll Of The Month – September 2013

The doll of the month this September is not for sale because it is part of a project I am working on, but I want to show it to you. As many times before the wool inspired me to this project. It is spelsau and it is a rather course wool that has a wonderful red brown color.

Doll Of The Month – July 2013

This month I have chosen a special thing that has had a long life and now I have given it to the nature to see what will happen to it there. That means that it is not for sale. As you can see it is a felted chair.

Doll Of The Month – June 2013

Doll of the month in June is one of my very big things. This Woman-owl has just been exhibited at an event I took part in at Whitsun last week-end. In Denmark we have a tradition at Whitsun where artists in different part of the country have open ateliers and people arrange tours where they choose which artists they want to visit. To take part in this you have to be censored and 62 artists were accepted this year.

Doll Of The Month – May 2013

Doll of the month in May is made with the technique I call “soft granite”. I have used raw wool from the Gotland sheep and at first I make the wool loose for the whole doll by spreading the fibers in each staple and that makes the wool airy and easy to work with. That means that I do not card the wool but use it directly to shape with.

Doll Of The Month – April 2013

Doll of the month for April is this little polar bear skin made of a piece of raw fleece that was already felted on the sheep. I then needle felted a piece of carded wool and placed the raw fleece on top of it and needled it carefully to it so it had both a good backside and a fine upper side.

Doll Of The Month – March 2013

The doll of the month for March is this grey striped cat that is sitting in the spring sunshine. The cat is needle felted with wool from a German factory where they produce yarn for knitting and they had a lot of waste, which could not be used for anything, but for me it was perfect because it was dyed in stripes that inspired to make cats.

Doll Of The Month – February 2013

The doll of the month this February is a snow owl. I have worked very much with owls during the last years and with many kinds of owls so when we got a beautiful snow covered Denmark I had to find white wool that could fit for a snow owl.

Doll Of The Month – January 2013

The new year begins with this little snow-white kitten that looks a little anxious being out in the big nature for the first time. I was inspired to make the kitten because I got some very beautiful home-carded finn-wool from one of my customers, and for a while I had wanted to make a little cat so here was the opportunity.