As usual, I thought I should take photos of this as it went along. As usual, I failed. However here is a picture from when this bird was fist made.

It’s one of the test pieces I made when doing a commission for the RSPB, it’s sat quietly in the cupboard waiting for it’s day to shine. A Phoenix was an obvious thought for the upcoming exhibition so I dug it out, carded some fibres and set to work.

I covered the whole bird in flame colours. Made new pieces for the head and seven more for the tail. At which point I thought it was done except for that little niggle at the back of my mind.

I went back and needle felted a curly gold design all over and was finally satisfied. I knew I wanted to attach it to wood and spent a few happy minutes rummaging in the wood pile. Attaching it was somewhat problematic. In the end, I went for the simple approach and hot glued it in two places, it’s surprisingly stable.

I do enjoy 3D work.


4 Replies to “Phoenix”

  1. Wow Angela! What a majestic Phoenix.. I love all the rippling curls of fire and the swirly gold pattern really sets it off – inspired idea! Its perfectly positioned on the wooden plinth. The colours are so vibrant too -isn’t it great to play with fire?…in the fibre sense of course!
    Looking forward to seeing pictures of him in his exhibition home! Along with all your other firey fibres. Hope all goes well

  2. Thanks for stopping by Eszter, I’ve checked out your site and your birds are beautiful, I especially like the kingfisher

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