I love when you can find such amazing couture on Etsy, especially when it’s made to order… Behold!
The Denevue Cape
Available at Etsy’s AlexandraGrecco’s shop.
….Etsy’s Baymut. About a week ago I happened upon her Ukraine-based Etsy shop— I forget whether it was in a Treasury or if I was just “connecting the dots” so to speak, looking at the favorite items of my favorite shops, or what. But, either way, I fell in love with a few items.
I had never heard of wet or needle felting until recently, and I’m so intrigued by the process. I’m not able to give you a good description or explanation, but it’s essentially this: using your fingers, water, and soap, you take some wool, and you manipulate it until you end up with a shape:
That’s the simplest way I can explain. The technique does not involve a machine or some kind of handheld device; you’re just manipulating the fibers using soap and water.
I’m pretty terrible with my hands. I can glue together a wicked collage and once I made an ashtray out of clay, but I really am not crafty or handy, and instead live vicariously through a lot of the artists I find on Etsy or elsewhere online. I’m pretty impressed with anyone who can do this sort of stuff out of a ball of wool without the aid of a machine. And really, if I saw this hanging in a store, I would take it for granted, not really even considering the time and craft it took a person to make it with their hands. I’d assume it was a machine.
Lovely! Check out her shop!