Needle Felted E.T.

Craft & Design
Needle Felted E.T.

ET, Ray Cannon's Needle Felted Sculpture
Ever since I first saw Moxie’s excellent video about needle felting, I’ve been quite intrigued by the technique. The video also gave me a greater appreciation for how much work goes into creating a piece, which is why I’m so impressed by this incredible needle felted E.T. by Ray Cannon. From Justine at Cast Away, via CRAFT:

Last year Ray Cannon started coming into Cast Away for supplies to begin learning how to needle felt. Without knowing anything about the medium he quickly connected with this art form and found it similar to Scupley, a medium he’d used a few times before. Ray enjoys the felting medium for its molding ability without actually carving into the form. He soon began creating amazingly life-like, detailed animals. His pieces are so captivating — be sure to come see the sculptures and meet Ray Cannon.

If you’d like to see more of Ray’s work and to see him demonstrate his technique, head to Cast Away in Santa Rosa, CA Thursday, May 5th from 6pm to 8pm.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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