In recent times wool felting and wool felt sculpture have come to the fore, highlighting the artistry behind it. With the use of a wire frame, unspun wool fibres, can be sculpted into shapes, figures and any 3D object using specialist barbed felting needles, time and of course patience. Some pieces are exceptionally realistic whilst others are full of contemporary whimsy.
Spotted Micro Pig is a felt sculpture, by the incredibly talented, Devon based artist, Karen Arthurs for Moonpipit. Many, many hours have been spent forming Micro Pig’s shape, blending fibres and bringing detail. He is a typical pig, with a light, tonal pink coat, that features black splodges throughout, detailed trotters and his must-have, shaped curled tail. His characterful ears and face feature a pebble-beige blend, highlighting and shaping his glossy dark eyes, whilst forming his protruding snout (with nostrils) and open mouthed expression bring forward his personality. What must he be thinking of us?
Elaine and her team at The Gorge Bear Co and World of Teddy Bears would like to extend an invitation for you to visit her and her many beary friends, over eighteen thousand in fact!
Being established since 1999 in Somersets Cheddar Gorge and County Town of Taunton. The Gorge Bear Co and World of Bears are renowned for being the worlds best and biggest teddy bear shop most people will have ever visited.
Don’t be surprised if your breath is taken away as you enter either of these shops. There is something suitable for everyone, from young to old, and something for everyone’s budget.