Needle Felting: Great! Needle Felted Character Dolls by Deb Koch
We fell in love with these wonderfully felted and entertaining characters
needle felted by Deb Koch of Fenton, MI. Notice the detail on Darby O’Gill, complete with
buttons on his jacket, hat and walking stick. Add the lovely mounting on this found object
of natural wood and you have a truly lovely composition.
“I would like to share a couple of my sculptures with you.
This first is Garden T. Gnome … he lives in the garden of Mrs Humpplewump but is also entrusted with guarding
the first stair to her home. He’s a very trustworthy gnome!
The second is Darby O’Gill .. he’s been roaming over hill and dale in search of the little people! Again, a floral wire armature was used with your Merino Cross wool and your wool curls. I fingered the curls a bit to get his wonderful moustache formed just the way I wanted! He’s posed with his walking stick on a piece of Oak tree bark.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!”
Deb Koch – Fenton, Michigan