Amanda Critchlow

Amanda Critchlow


Artwork 1

Birds and bits: past and present

I used scraps of wool fibres, lace and silk from old projects and combined them to reconnect with these projects. The green parakeet feather is from London where we used to live and the macaw feathers from a neighbour where we live now in Devon; connecting the past to the present

Materials and Techniques

Mix of wool fibres, cotton lace, silk fabric and thread, peridot beads, turquoise beads, shell, parakeet feathers and macaw feathers. Wet felted, stitched and closed feather embroidery stitches

Width…14 cm.…… Length…37cm…… Depth………0.3mm

Artwork 2

My silver pot

By felting my own hair I was reconnecting the hairs with each other but also during lockdown and not getting my hair highlighted I have been reconnecting with my silver hairs.

Materials and Techniques

My own silvered hair, wet felted
Width……3cm.……… Length………3cm…… Depth……3cm


Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  


Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool


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