Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Tell Me About KC"S Button Bears!

KC’s Button Bears is a trade name for the cute-as-a-button bears and animals made by a Mother and Daughter team of artists/designers in Michigan. We have always loved bears of all sizes and have been collecting them for over 25 years. Since we have dabbled in drawing, paper, pottery, clay, sewing, and crochet projects to enrich our hobbies, we decided it was time to share our wool felting creations with others.
We use the hand sculpting process of shaping wool fibers with special barbed needles, called Needle Felting Sculpting Techniques.
For those who have not needle felted, this is a process of poking fluffy wool roving with a barbed needle many thousands of times to lock the fibers together and make sculptures out of these semi-hard to hard shapes. When they are finished the actual hardness or firmness depends upon the style and type of animal shape sculpted. Needle felting is basically sculpting and painting with wool!
. All of our unique creations are one-of-a-kind-originals (OOAK). They are created without the use of patterns, molds, or directions of any kind. They begin with simply with a piece of clean wool fiber, a single sharp barbed needle, and a special inspiration from our heads and hearts. As always, we strive for excellency in our work and we hope that you will see the quality presented to you.

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