Irene Irving

I work using the technique of dry needle felting and with a built knowledge of different wool fibres and how they compact and blend together allows me to work them almost like clay, sculpting detail to get emotion and character into every piece. Needle felting has become my obsessive art. My way for my imaginary world to come to life. Transforming fluffy wool fibres into imaginary creatures, there is a warm and lifelike feeling to the wool itself and this lends itself wonderfully to the subject. There is a reflective warmth and softness created as they are held or touched and can seem make the sculptures take on a life of their own