Winged Guides

10″ tall
needle felted wool, upholstery and quilting fabrics

Winged guides are evocative of shape shifting between animal and human forms and invite personal associations and interpretation. 

Each winged guide starts with a unique combination of patterned and textured fabrics to create the body and wings. The faces are then needle felted, drawing from colors and patterns already present in order to emphasize development of a unique personality. The wings are quilted with a hand drawn feather pattern, individual to each creature.