Sara Desjardins is a wonderfully talented needle felter inspired by nature. From peacocks to owls and frogs, she depicts an amazing level of detail through the use of merino wool tops, tussah silk, and bamboo. Her wool paintings inspire both a love for the craft and a feeling of respect and awe for the creatures she depicts.
To learn more about her process and see her work, please connect to: https://bigskyfiberarts.com/sara-desjardins/
Chicktin Creations – Needle Felted Animals
Cindy at Chicktin Creations amazes and inspires me. For this reason, she is Big Sky Fiber Art’s first featured artist! She needle felts 2-D and 3-D animals that are so life like that you have to take a second look to know they are not real. Her 2-D creations are felted with linen stabilized in an embroidery hoop. She frequently uses colored merino wool for these depictions. For her 3-D creations, she uses undyed natural washed and carded fleeces.
If you would like to make similar creations, check out our wonderful supply of merino roving and carded fleeces. We carry in stock the very same fleeces Cindy uses to make her 3-D dogs. Go to Home Page > Locks and Undyed Wool > Undyed Carded Wool. Cindy provides tutorials on her etsy site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicktinCreations?section_id=18915916.