bonny's beasts

bonny's birds

My birds are made of solid felted wool; they are sculpted, not stuffed. They are festooned with felt flowers, spikes, wings, beads and marbles. Each is entirely unique. Many hours of work go into each bird, as I have to create the embellishments as well as the form of the bird. Once the bird is assembled, it is wet-felted for several hours. The wool shrinks, the bird stretches and lengthens, and the result is a lightweight (5-6 ounces), sturdy, tightly felted form. I have a great deal of fun creating these beings and seeing where the wool and the colors take me. They fill my head, and I am always thinking about what to try with the next bird.

This page was last updated on January 25, 2020.
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