A short video of Laura created by Jaime Stein about the technique and how Laura began needle felting sculptures.

Needle felting elephant

Laura Frazier fiber artist

Laura begins each piece by sculpting a densely formed frame that conveys the musculature and skeletal structure of the animal.  This is important as there are no internal armatures for support. Next a shape unique to the specific species or breed is sculpted. Lastly, the color and textural coat treatments that represent the distinctive characteristics of the subject’s form and disposition are applied.

If you are interested in this technique, Laura sells wool that works great for needle felting. Laura teaches one on one classes on occasion. Go to the Contact page to inquire about taking a class. Also, watch the blog for any classes or lectures that may be coming up.