Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Needle Felted and Soft Sculptures by Jennifer Cruz


Jennifer Cruz is a textile artist based in UK who makes amazing 3D sculptures. She works with several mediums including clay, textile and needle felting but it's the three dimensional sculptures that she enjoys creating the most, she calls it her "thing". She combines her expertise with her love for animals and birds to create unique collection of sculptures.

To construct the sculptures she uses recycled fabric, ethically sourced wool, beads, glass, vintage jewelry, and hand paints them with acrylic and pastel. It takes her several hours and lots of patience to add detail to each piece which brings them to life. For example: the barn owl shown above is made on a wire form which is then covered with layers of linen to add wings and hand stitched to attach them to the body.

The one-of-a-kind pieces plus mobiles and wedding cake toppers are available in her store Waggle Dance.