The Holly King

Day 186 of 365 Days Wild was cold and drizzly outside, so I decided to spend some time finishing off my latest felt and embroidery piece: the Holly King of Midwinter.

I actually started this piece a couple of days ago, straight after finishing my holly tree decoration. I wrote about the Celtic figure of the Holly King in last week’s Spirit of the Holly post, so I thought that capturing his likeness in felt and embroidery would be the perfect next project.

I had originally planned for him to be a small tree decoration. He ended up being far larger than that, so, rather than trimming off the white felt from around him as I’d intended, I stitched two channeis for holding some dowling rods and then plaited some embroidery threads to create a hanging loop. I finished it off by adding some beads and bells to the ends of these threads to give it a more festive feel.

That’s all for today. Have you been inspired by nature ti create anything recently? Why not let me know in the comments below?

2 thoughts on “The Holly King

    1. Thank you, Derrick! My creativity tends to be drawn in all sorts of different directions these days, though photography is always a constant. I’ve really enjoyed turning my hand to felting this year, so I’m glad you like the results. 😊

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