Friday, February 10, 2012

Needle Felted Chickadee

Last night I needle-felted this little chickadee.  One of my favorite birds...so cheerful!  This sculpture has black-coated copper wire legs...shaped with four toes to grasp a branch just like a real bird. 
It is mounted on a birch stick.
This little guy was created for the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church Annual Pancake Supper.  There is always a small craft and bake sale held during the supper, and I believe this sculpture will be part of a silent auction.  Sorry, I don't know all the details about the sale.  But I do know that the Pancake Supper is held at Our Redeemer's, in the actual town-site of Puposky, this Sunday (Feb 12) from 4-7pm.  There will be amazing pancakes with sausage and the works...all for a free-will donation. 
Everyone is welcome!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

When I first opened your post I thought that was a PHOTOGRAPH of a chickadee, Sabrina! Goodness, you are getting good! I'll bet that is snapped up and brings a goodly amount for the church. You'd better make some more for all the people who will want their own!

Gail V said...

Amazing little creation, Sabrina. You must be proud.

Nancy K. said...

Sabrina, have you taken CLASSES for needle felting? That chickadee is gorgeous! You are VERY talented...

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

You are all so nice!

No, Nancy, the only art class I've ever taken was Printmaking I at college almost 20 years ago.

It is actually quite sobering to realize I may have finally stumbled upon the medium that fullfills my life-long desire to be a 'nature-artist.' I never could 'draw' animals the way I wanted to...

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

It's wonderful! How did you do the bright eyes?

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

In my beginner's ignorance, I used tiny black brads from my paper/stamping craft supplies. I stick them in, then use a pin through the fiber to 'open' the tines within the object. They are rather delicately placed...but they are fairly secure as long as someone doesn't try to pick them out. Someday soon I need to go online and buy some glass eyes recommended by some other fiber artists. For now, the brads have served quite well for the birds and mice. And they are just shiny enough to add a spark of life to the animals.

Becky Utecht said...

Another beautiful piece of work Sabrina, I'm so glad you've found your medium in felt!

Kelly Bartels said...

This is fantastic. You have the talent and the eye for making it appear real. Kudos, each creature is better than the last.