Welcome to “Found it On Etsy,” a weekly feature of an Etsy art shop by a local artist or crafter.
What is Etsy? Etsy is an online market for crafters and artists to gather, sell their original products, and purchase or sell supplies.Each week we will feature an artist or crafter from the Kendall County area. If you know of someone in Kendall County who would like to be featured, please email me at email@example.com.
This week features Things By V from Oswego.
Things By V specializes in needle felted toys and sculptures made completely out of wool.
Shop owner and artist Vianca Davis explains that needle felting is the process of interlocking wool fibers by stabbing it with a barbed needle.
"The barbs catch the scales on the fibre and cause them to tangle and bind together," said Davis. She said to create a 3-D sculpture or toy it can take hours, sometimes days, to finish it.
All of the toys and objects in Things By V are made out of Merino Wool, which is very soft. All of the toys are made from natural materials.
A few of the items offered in the shop include a needle felted elephant, penguin, snail, pet rocks, pea pods and many more.
To view many more needle felted creations or to purchase, visit Things By V.
All images used with permission.