Needle-felting and Linda for whom the pigs are a commemoration saved the day.
I had decided to use needle felting and looked into the style and shape of angel wings. I came up with a design I liked but sadly I thought I would be unlikely to have any pink fleece in the colour that Linda so loved to create them (I am a bit stayed in my colour choices). Nonetheless I went upstairs to my fleecy stash to have a look. Then – lo and behold – peeking out of a basket was an eye catching hint of pink. Stunned by this brilliantly hued presence I lifted the packet out of the basket and realised that this luscious pink had been gifted to me after Linda died from her collection of wooly goodies! Amazing. Thank you Linda.
Now Frickel has wings to be proud of in colours – I added the turquoise as a tribute to another of Linda’s flamboyant colour favoutites- that Linda loved. Shield your eyes, here he comes….
Wunderbar. If I say so myself. I sculpted the turquoise panels to echo the feathering I had seen in the angel wing pictures. I liked the textured finish.
But now …sniffle….Frickel was ready to fly the nest. Quite a wrench as I’d got attached to the little fellow.
Off I went to Williams Wools
They all looked very jolly together and I was glad that Frickel was amongst friends (apologies but the window reflected the road)
I am glad to know that all the money raised from the sale of the Frickels will be donated to Linda’s favourite charities and mark her special event Mintfest 2014.
Until next we meet. Moke x