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Woolly scrimshaw





Some of the new designs I worked on over the Christmas period, looking at antique scrimshaw folk art and converting the style into my own versions. 



11 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Gretel. Your lovely new creations have really made me smile on this gloomy wet day. I love them.
Hugs,
Annie x

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I love these Whales, wonderful x

Twiglet said...

I really love that beautiful dense finish you achieve Gretel - and since the workshop I totally appreciate how long it takes to do!!!
Love the whales. x Jo

rossichka said...

Such unexpected and sweet characters ! Your work is perfect as ever, Gretel! xx

Sasha said...

Love the new work…

Sasha

BumbleVee said...

I so love how your mind works and love to see all your new and amazing creations.

These guys are great....

Frances said...

Scrimshaw art translated into fiber. You've done this so beautifully, Gretel. Did I ever mention to you that my Dad did some scrimsaw carving, greatly inspired by this traditional sailors' craft? I'm lucky to have a sample of his work.

It is wonderful to see where your imagination, curiosity and talents take you.

xo

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

The figures you create are wonderful. I want to have a go too. Perhaps I will try a course so I can have a try

Julia Kelly said...

I love your fuzzy whales!

the woolly dog said...

Really like the new header photo, very Spring like.

Laura Fortune said...

How positively delightful and whimsical. Whoever heard of a felted whale? We are moving aboard a sailboat soon and I thought felting wouldn't go with my new nautical life, but you have proven me wrong.
Cheers,
Laura