The figures were embellished on a needlefelting machine from silk and merino wools to create a backing and then I drew with my needlefelter to create the human figures . They were to look hand drawn and shaded. Each figure is a progression from the right figure as scared and broken, to a shy but upright stance to a head held high form that’s leaving the canvas. Each figure is heavily felted and small details were defined with 1 thread of black DMC. They are all shaped and trapuntoed to give natural hills and valleys of form in a 3D format.