About Stacey Bear
Stacey Bear has been creating her whimsical unique art since 1996. Her work has appeared in publications such as Country Living, Country Home, Victoria, Where Women Create and Better Homes and Gardens. She has been a featured artist at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and has been selected for the Directory of Traditional Craftsmen in the Early American Life Directory.
MOMENTOS ART AND ANTIQUES SPUN COTTON HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
The obscure art of creating spun cotton ornaments began as a 19th c. German cottage industry for the Christmas market. Santas, snow people, Halloween and Easter figures and animals take shape as Stacey meticulously paints the tiny faces which are sculpted from paper clay. Strips of cotton batting are wrapped and wrapped around an armature. Garments of cotton batting are stiffened with a secret concoction of glues and paint and the final touch of antique and vintage adornments complete the ornament.