Category Archives: Figurative Art

Circles

I finished this doll a little while ago.  She is a version of the Tea Bags doll you can see here.  I didn’t post it as I was busy working on things for the Almonte Fibrefest which was last weekend and Calabogie Artsfest which is coming up on October 15 & 16.

 

Circles Cloth doll

Circles
Cloth doll

 

I named her Circles because her jacket is  a circle and because of the pattern in her dress.  I didn’t have any lace for the bottom of the dress so instead of making an 80 Km round trip to the nearest store I made some using free-motion embroidery and built-in stitches on my sewing machine on water soluble stabilizer. It took longer than the trip to the store but I’m pleased with the result.

Detail of Face

Detail of Face

The face is needle sculpted and painted with chalk pastels.

 

Tea Bags

This is a cloth doll made from recycled components.

Art doll recycled components

Her clothing contains two different brands of tea bags (three different kinds of tea), parts of old jeans (they once were my favourite pair), a kilt and dental floss.  The dental floss was dyed using Bombay Pigmented India Ink and is used for the hair.

Face of TeaBag Art Doll

The skin was painted with watercolours and the face was done with pastel pencils.

The doll was made in response to a challenge  presented by All Dolled Up  doll club.

 

Red Fox 2

A few weeks ago I posted a watercolour of a red fox and said that I might do it in felt.

Well I did and here’s the result.

Red Fox needle felted portrait

Red Fox

Using the watercolour as a guide certainly helped the process.

Unraveling

One more felted tile for Fibre Fling 5  (next Friday and Saturday).

blue and green 3D felted tile

Unraveling

Warm and Cool Colours

Finished 2 small pieces this week for Fibre Fling 5.  One is done in cool colours, the other in warm.

Needle felted tile in cool colours

Waves

 

3D needle felted abstract in warm colours

Oranges & Lemons

Both are needle felted.

Meandering

Just finished a new needle felted piece.  This time, for the background, I used a piece that I had wet felted years ago and never did anything with.

Meandering

Meandering

This will be one of the pieces shown at Out of the Box‘s Fibre Fling 5 show in early April.

Purple and Blue

A new needle-felted piece.  I’m not sure if it’s finished.  I need to live with it for awhile to see what it says to me.

purple-bas-relief-needlef-felted

Eddies

I am enjoying playing with colour and texture.

Eddies

Eddies

Here is my latest felted piece.  It will be mounted on a painted canvas. I haven’t yet decided which colour or colours I’m going to paint it.  I have fooled around in Photoshop and have come up with several possible versions.

Possibilities

Possible colours for background

Which one do you like best?

This Old House

The house isn’t that old.  It’s just that my friends, Margo and Pat have bought a new one.  I felted them a reminder of their former house.

Calabogie House

Calabogie House

 

 

 

Angela

This year is Raggedy Ann’s 100th birthday.  So to commemorate the event I am making some Raggedy Ann-type dolls.  This is my first attempt.

cloth-doll

 

The face is machine embroidered.

Later this month she will be donated to the Ottawa Fire Department to be given to a child in crisis.

 

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