Looking for a rad, artsy way to make more of a statement with that XL artisanal pill box? Fill it with these sweet pseudo pharmaceuticals by Seattle-based needlefelter, Moxie! Needlefelting is a cathartic craft that involves using barbed needles to “sculpt” wool. It sometimes feels wonderfully zenlike and other times, it feels like you’re standing in a non-moving line at the DMV. I know this because I recently took a stab at it.
Moxie, on the other hand, has been needlefelting for years, and she makes amazing objects. She writes:
I’m fascinated by my past, and yours too. My work is an attempt to understand who we think we are as a result of where we’ve been, what we’ve been through, and what is lost. I’m confused and invigorated by manipulation, self-deception, stasis, damage, and memories. I’m invested in the possibilities created by slowness, and I love to make wool do impossible things.
Needlefelting is slow, and Moxie does make wool do impossible things.
I love the inclusion of light in this little guy! Click through for a handful of my favorite mockjects (mock objects by Moxie–I just made that up), and keep up with Moxie through her Flickr feed and etsy shop. Fun!