A Head in Antarctica
Looking out from the white practice garment and then the blue replica, the printed black and white photo of Sir Douglas
Mawson’s face distracted me each time I passed my living room. We could see each other from the shelf on the
How to display the balaclava for best sale? Tracey Enright, massage therapist and fellow spinner, suggested a
felted head to show off, in very classy way, not only the garment, but also that set of crafting
Long time fellow crafter and (sometimes) spinner Carolyn Rogers from Ripples on the Pond is a felting expert and Textile designer who is
very interested in history and in a challenge. She embraced the idea of creating a head for the balaclava and in
an afternoon of learning and experimenting, a model 'Sir Douglas' was formed!
The beard and moustache are felted in to the main model, but the lovely blue eyes, which are purposely and
effectively made to look tired and stressed, were done separately. they really do add that extra
So in visiting Carolyn, her spinning yarn skills improve as much as my felting fibre skills improve!