~Silvia Baumer “Minzoo Needle Felting”~
Here is a bit about Silvia Baumer in her own words:
My name is Silvia, and I live in Spain, in a nice quiet little village next to the mountains. I’m very happy to live here, sorrounded by nature, source of my inspiration.
All kind of animals are suitable to be felted cause I love them all; but may be my dear horses are my favorites, but I always do my best to improve with every piece I make.
I invite you to take part of all of my art, to share with me your favorite places and feelings, and to know a bit of my day to day while I introduce you my Needle Felting Friends; hope they will be your friends too.
Needle felting can be a craft, or can be another way to express art. It is very easy to differentiate. >Overrated prices not always mean anything.. I’m conscious that felted pieces are no cheap of course; a good piece, can takes more than 10 hours of a very hard work. But I don’t think they must to be as scandalous high as sometimes I saw.-My next project: an Akhal-Teké horse. This is going to be really a hard challenge; it will be all covered with golden silk, using my own technique. 😉 Silvia Baumer
What kind of wool do you use?
I do use mostly autonomous UK sheep breeds from small farms so I can be sure that the animals were handled well and they had a good care. Animal health and respect is for me essential. I couldn’t create an wool animal, knowing the “owner” of the wool has been damaged. I use pure silk for create amazing shiny tails and manes, vegetable flocks, and of course, the most valuable pieces are covered with merino #12 microns wool. The most soft and luxury wool of all. All of my pieces are wool, and nothing else. No clothes, cotton, armatures etc inside.. that’s for me very important.
~War Painted Pony~
~The Vanner Chocolate Horse~
~The Fjord Pony~
Love these little jumpers!
~Blue Roan Apaloosa Stallion~
Silvia also has made some paintings featuring horses as well!
I hope you all enjoyed seeing these wonderful felt creatures! Thanks Silvia for letting me share your lovely felting horses and ponies with my followers!
Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !