Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.
More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.
We’ve never tried felting before but might give it a stab specially after seeing the exquisite works of textile artist and designer Lindsey Tyson. The UK-based artist is a weaver by trade but has successfully sidestepped into the art of felt making creating a line that is both tactile and sophisticated. She is inspired by the sea, landscape and nature of the North Yorkshire coast.
You can follow the artist on Facebook and on her website where she list shops that carry her line.
Images: Courtesy of Lindsey Tyson.
Revisiting slow crafter, needle-felter, illustrator and puppet stop-motion video artist, Hine Mizushima. The Japanese born Vancouver-based designer has exhibited her felt designs in galleries internationally. Using felt and fabric she creates sculptural works of mushrooms, insects, sea creatures, often a tribute to less popular life forms. You can see more of her work on Behance and purchase felt creations and prints on Etsy and Society6.
Images: Courtesy of Hine Mizushima.