Hand Needlefelted Fox

Been so busy lately have really been neglecting my blog.

But I have been working on foxes since January.

This was the first one done over January. I’ve stuck with those earthy fabrics and colours throughout as its cutesy and rustic.


You can see where I have used fabric marker to outline the main charcteristics.

I gently build up the colours and tonal areas.

The face has such a pursed look and softness.

The tree came almost last, I felt it was a little lonely looking in terms of composition so added free hand stitching and fabric to create depth.


The second fox, I have made into a Giclee Print.

WHats a giclee print as opposed to all the others?

well its professionally scanned and edited to fully represent the original in terms of texture, colour, depth and longevity.

The image above is the beautiful Sarah holding the smaller of the two sizes with Hamish, but below is the actual print.

Its amazing to look at and touch, defies its flat surface.

Here it is with FREE P&P for a limited time only.



Here is a sneak peak of my two new foxes, not yet framed, as the frames have just been painted and need waxing

fox leaf

fox tail

They will be a bit tighter in the mount, but like the overall composition and a true representation of the stunning clever and cute Irish Fox.



Have a selection of some pieces recently made into prints.



prints 1

Size range form A5 to A3 approx

Price range form 20euro to 45euro

plus P&P.

All are mounted, backed, & signed.

January Sale

deer promo


Left to right..

Two deer on grey background A3 inset

220euro originally

180e in sale January only

Fawn on white

A4 size

110 originally

88e in sale

Doe on grey

A3 size

220e origianlly

180 euro for January


If shipping overseas, pieces will not be framed but shipped in clear plastic & through registered post

Free post

Paypal payment must be confirmed before shipping

Please leave a comment if interested in purchasing one of these pieces.



Christmas Markets

Last post this year.

Thanks to all the organisers, stall holders and customers that made it such a succesful year.

Heres some of my favorite pictures from the markets

All these are now sold out. The notice boards flew!! will have to double the amount next year & plan to add a few different sizes too once my new workshop has been built.

These are  http://www.facebook.com/binalucas?fref=ts

I set up a mini stall for her as she was away. Such eye-catching, humourous & quirky pieces.

Next year..there will be lots more animals, products, web launches and hammering..so keep posted & thanks for following.


I would consider myself a textile artist, although I trained as a
painter, with a dash of print. I have teaching art for awhile now and
have seen needle felt & fabric been applied in all sorts of ways but
never in itself as a contemporary art form that I wanted myself. This
became my mission.

Simultaneously I started thinking of my characteristics and traits in
animalistic terms. I growl in the morning, love to have my ducks in a
row, and hide beneath my antlers constantly. Thus I stumbled on a body
of work that was both deeply personal, emotive but incredible
frivolous at the same time, after all, I illustrate ducks!

The eyes became my obsession, each eye takes approximately 300-400
needle punches in a 2-3 millimetre space. The eyes reflects my mood
despite any intention I may have. The rest is about finding the
balance between the layers of fibres and the fabric. The fibres are
built up in layers of colours. I like the loose textural and tactile
feel to this. You should want to pet it!

I usually sell my work online but mostly at craft markets. I want to
meet the people who re-home my animals, find out what attracts them
and ensure they go to a good home! Badgers are next, I’m not sure what
they reflect, I won’t until I have made a series of  them. People
suggest animals all the time, but that’s like wearing clothes that
don’t fit. I did a flamingo recently, just one. I was feeling
flamboyant and annoyed….oh boy does it show. He sold straight away
and I was asked for another, they’ll just have to wait until I’m in
that humor again.

If you are interested in purchasing my work, pop over to facebook. You can see the latest work & pm me directly.


Quirky Gifts this Christmas

advert fair2


An advert for some of mine & my friends products, that have a quirky & original feel.

All of us attend the Fair Alternative, Cork City.


here are the producers featured….

1. http://www.facebook.com/binalucas?fref=ts

2. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Robin-Boutique/160463837308134?ref=ts&fref=ts

3.  http://www.facebook.com/haveeweanywool.sir?fref=ts

4.  http://www.facebook.com/Number5VintageAndAntiques?fref=ts

Christmas Craft Markets

Participated in a few lovely christmas markets recently.

they take some prep!!

These were from Ballymaloe… http://www.ballymaloe.ie/

Famous culinery house & cookery school.

Fantastic range of stuff & the quality througlout was staggering.

These were from The Celtic Ross in Roscarbery.

Think I did well on the merchandising, and definately felt I established an aestethic that complemented the work.

Love the fairy lights!!

The best buys were the e-reader clip on lights bought in the discount store to draw attention to the pieces, and the laptop cooler stands to raise up the flat pieces.