Galah Cockatoo, Gilda Goodwin
“This has been a lot of fun! I have always wanted to felt this variety of cockatoo. I fell in love with the Galah / Rose Breasted Cockatoo the moment I saw newly hatched ones (which looked like large beaked blobs). A breeder of Poultry and friend started to raise them and incubating them with cochins. I watched them grow and develop into the cutest, sweetest and most loving parrots. I’ve been attached to the pink fluffy birds since.
Using colors I only had on hand, I made a little girl denoted by the red eye color. Eye is glass and painted with a metallic red. Eye ring was a soft warm grey MC-1 sample [Winter gray] I used triple 14 gauge wire for the armature. Sculpted the beak and nails from polymer clay of white a tad of black and some ecru. sculpted over foil and wire . At the tip I only used transparent clay. A blend of MC-1 Powder Pink and Cx-2 Winter White for her crest. Individual crest feathers are wired with 26 gauge. The pink body is MC-1 Orchid Pink.
The grey flight, coverts and tail feathering are a blend ranging from light to dark wet felted using Merino Lily White, Oliphant (my favorite) and Carbon…. I also wired individual feathers for the tail wrapped the wire with Black Onyx. Toes are wrapped with MC-1 Birch and nails are black, white and transparent clay on wire.
Her tongue was a heather pink/purple from LF. All wool was from LF [Living Felt].”
Gilda Hoffman Goodwin, Maryland
This little sculpture just makes us smile from the inside out 🙂
“Here’s my newest felted creation, a little polar bear getting ready to put up his Christmas lights. He is made from Living Felt batt “Brightest White“. His scarf is cut from an old sock. He bought his miniature lights at a craft store! Now if he can get them untangled…….”
Sheryl Smith, California
Over the years Marianne has shared many wonderful sculptures with us, and if you have been around to see them – you know the central theme includes white dogs. This year, she has shared a wonderful trio, perfect for a winter holiday display. She used our CX-2 Winter White.
Marianne Oberbillig, Wisconsin
What a beautiful sculpture, Erin is onto a truly original idea! This is the 2nd such work we have seen of hers, just lovely!
“The great bear Ursa Major with the Big Dipper .. love the bright white for projects like this.”
– Erin Carlson, Ohio
fb, etsy: Fiber Art by Erin
“My yellow lab had a puppy from CX-2, onyx eyes, finished with reverse needle. No wire armature in the pup, CX-2 felts quite firm so it can hold up nicely, particularly in a smaller size statue with baby-fat legs and tail.”
– Irene Clark, Wisconsin
What a perfect Snoopy in every way!
“I just want to say how much I love Living Felt’s wonderful CX-2 BRIGHT White Felting Wool: WINTER WHITE! I’ve been yearning for a true white roving and they delivered not only a beautiful white color, but also a great texture that felts like a dream! I couldn’t have made Snoopy like this without it! Thank you Living Felt!”
– Melanie Noord Monsees