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Wearable Art: The Making of Kealwork’s Incredible Felted Rams, Ewes, Goats from Natural Materials

“The objects and garments that we make are intended to transport and transform their users, simple natural materials connect us with our origins as creatures of the earth.”

By Starre Vartan - Source: http://eco-chick.com

Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal

Icelandic Ram Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal


There’s something about dressing up like an animal; it brings us back to a time when we wore their skins because we hadn’t invented cloth yet; when we lived next to wild creatures, not above or away from them; a time when humans were legitimately afraid of scratches and whines and howls in the night.

Barbara and Richard Keal capture that older way of understanding animals in their wearable artworks, allowing the wearer to literally embody the forms of wolves, foxes, rabbits and rams.

Felt cave dress (Seven Songs) Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal

Felt cave dress (Seven Songs) Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal


“The objects and garments that we make are intended to transport and transform their users, simple natural materials connect us with our origins as creatures of the earth.”
Wild November Beast Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal

Wild November Beast Photo © Barbara and Richard Keal


“To me making is a conversation between material and myself. I am open to the use of any material that seems appropriate to the situation; the material is not my starting point. However I am in the process of a long relationship with wood and one that at this moment in time seems to be of endless possibility.” – Richard Keal

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