Frickel Pigs Take Flight

Hello All

Remember last week’s glimpse at my Frickel pig which I was making for Mintfest? Here’s a reminder DSCI0019

As you know I was struggling with the wings. Then inspiration struck (phew) and Frickel was finished DSCI0032

Needle-felting and Linda for whom the pigs are a commemoration saved the day.

I had decided to use needle felting and looked into the style and shape of angel wings. I came up with a design I liked but sadly I thought I would be unlikely to have any pink fleece in the colour that Linda so loved to create them (I am a bit stayed in my colour choices). Nonetheless I went upstairs to my fleecy stash to have a look. Then – lo and behold – peeking out of a basket was an eye catching hint of pink.  Stunned by this brilliantly hued presence I lifted the packet out of the basket and realised that this luscious pink had been gifted to me after Linda died from her collection of wooly goodies! Amazing. Thank you Linda.

Now Frickel has wings to be proud of in colours – I added the turquoise as a tribute to another of Linda’s flamboyant colour favoutites- that Linda loved. Shield your eyes, here he comes….

Wunderbar. If I say so myself. I sculpted the turquoise panels to echo the feathering I had seen in the angel wing pictures. I liked the textured finish.

But now …sniffle….Frickel was ready to fly the nest. Quite a wrench as I’d got attached to the little fellow.

Off I went to Williams Wools DSCI0039

and let him join the other Frickels adorning the wool shop’s window DSCI0033

some of whom could not wait to take flight DSCI0034

They all looked very jolly together and I was glad that Frickel was amongst friends (apologies but the window reflected the road)

I am glad to know that all the money raised from the sale of the Frickels will be donated to Linda’s favourite charities and mark her special event Mintfest 2014.

Until next we meet. Moke x


6 comments on “Frickel Pigs Take Flight

  1. Alexandra says:

    Love the flying pigs! So funny and cute. 🙂

    • Moke says:

      Thank you Alexandra – A friend in Kendal came up with the idea I think its good fun. Not as beautiful as your gorgeous jewelry tho’. Cheers Moke x

      • Alexandra says:

        Ohh, you are too nice, Moke! And you can’t really compare them because they are different works of art. I love all your creations, they are great (and I couldn’t do what you do). You are very talented too! And thank you again! 🙂

      • Moke says:

        Cheers Alex. Thanks Moke x

  2. Cute! Linda would have loved your flying pink pig 🙂 ❤ ❤

  3. Moke says:

    Frickels are popping up in shop windows around Kendal. Not long to go, Mintfest is next weekend. Thanks for being in touch. Moke xxx

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