Mar 13, 2009

My version of tiki heads =D







17 comments:

Betty said...

cute!!

pw said...

it's soOOooo hairy

Wing said...

hey, did u make these dolls? would u mind telling me what materials u used on their surfaces? THanks

koanne said...

Hi wing, yea I made these. the whole thing is made of sth called "carded wool" which my friend ordered it from the States. it's a basic material for needle felting.

Wing said...

THanks for the info, Koanne, but i still can't figure out how u constructed the "whole thing" with something like hair (no framework, glue or other materials inside???)...pretty amazing ;-)

koanne said...

it's just a lot of poking and stabbing:P the fiber will magically tangle together and it can actually get very firm if u poke it enough of times. some ppl do have armature inside (esp doing figures) and have the wool wrap around it.
u can find a lot of info online as well as youtube videos.
it's pretty amazing how complicated and delicate it can get~

Wing said...

so how long have u poked & stabbed this one?

koanne said...

it's only the size of my hand, and there isnt much details so it didnt take me that long. maybe 2 hrs...3 hrs top?! it's quite a while ago so i dun really remember hah~~

Wing said...

i thought it might take days...that's pretty impressive.

koanne said...

hv u started making your first doll?:D

Wing said...

no...it's the hairy texture which caught my eye in the first place; i was wondering if i could apply the technique to my sculptures in the future...but i know NOTHING about needle felting, it's always fun to see something new though.

koanne said...

oh r u a sculptor??
do u go to the Academy?!

Wing said...

not ur Academy though, i majored in fine arts when i was in college.

nope, not a sculptor or anything...life is a bitch; i can't afford to do any art now, still enjoy viewing others' works though. hey, tracing the links, u have many talented friends here! i enjoy their works a lot ;-)

koanne said...

yeah they're my source of inspiration, it's a great joy looking at their work :)

do u still make art on the side though?

Wing said...

i wish.

koanne said...

don't u wish u're back to school!

Wing said...

oh yeah! if i got the $, i might go back to school right away...school is so much fun if u're learning what u love.