Friday, October 30, 2009

"Chicken Maiden"



A little while ago I dyed some wool blue. I was after a light blue icy colour to make a King Winter doll. The blue wool that I had dyed came out too warm - it was a beautiful turquoise colour. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I started needle felting the body of the doll, not sure of what sort of maiden she will become.
As I love chickens, I thought.......... Chicken Maiden. At the moment we can't keep any chooks as our yard is too small. Yes, I even thought about a chook tractor with 2 bantams but with 3 kids that love playing outdoors, I don't think there is enough space for the chooks to escape and hide, particularly with an over-enthusiastic 2 year old with lots of cuddles to give. Also, 1/4 of the backyard where I am renting is concrete - not a very happy place for chookies. I know that once I get my own place, I'll have chickens again.
So, here she is..... The chicken maiden collecting the eggs with a little spring chick at the back of her dress, which is very cute...:)

16 comments:

karisma said...

Oh, she is most lovely! Our chicky babes are currently in the market for a longer run in the back yard AND some new friends! They are so opinionated and adorable! I love them so! Considering when we got them they were scrawny and unwell, I think they have come so far! They come running out whenever I go outside, now, its just so lovely!

Earth Mama said...

Wow! I absolutely love your "Chicken Maiden"! She is such a work of art.

Gen said...

How beautiful!

Cadi said...

Awwwwww....

Cloudia said...

Cute!



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SeaStar said...

Gorgeous as always!!
We are cleaning up our yard here to get some chickens. We were looking at some the other day but need to finish the garden first. There is a big bird aviary up the back so we will be able to put them in there at night. I was just thinking about getting the needles out for a bit of dry felting. We did some wet felting last week!

Lynne said...

Very cute!

Lisa said...

The chicken maiden is so lovely!

lisa

Saints and Spinners said...

Oh, how I like this chicken maiden. It's the basket of eggs that clinches the concept.

jodi said...

she's amazing. such intricate work...and so perfect. clever you!

mountainwildlife said...

Oh she is so beautiful and serene!

What a talent you have. I have never tried working with felt, I think I prefer that it remains unknown to me, for others to craft their works, and somehow mysterious.....!

I LOVE her chooky dress :-)

filz-t-raum.ch said...

lovely feltwork! i,m a feltworker from switzerland and i have seen you on ravelry.
bye, filz-t-raum.ch
sorry, my english is not good!

C.T. said...

Adorable!!

Jacqui said...

she's just lovely - you clever thing!

sarah in the woods said...

I love this so much. Especially since we've been getting into chickens lately. Your art is beautiful.

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

Beautiful!