How now Holstein Cow? Bessy reminds me of the cows at the end of my childhood street. The farmer use to pasture them in our apple orchard where they placidly watched us climb trees.
Bessy has a wire frame and is needle felted from locally sourced wool. She has polymer hooves and glass eyes.
Her height is 7 inches and she is 11 inches tall.
Needle felting is an art form that uses special barbed needles to interlock unspun wool to create sculptures and/or wool paintings. Felting needles are used to compress and entangle the fibers. As the felting needle is moved up and down, the barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool and entangle them into place. The result is a solid yet soft sculpture. It takes many jabs with a single felting needle over a long period of time to create my sculptures. All my sculptures are one of a kind.