Almost three years ago, I discovered my passion for fiber at a needle felting class. Since then, I have learned wet felting, embroidery, and spinning yarn. I love combining all these techniques to create unique sculpture art and paintings made from wool. I am passionate about sustainable art and love creating nature inspired pieces with materials collected from our bountiful world. You are likely to find me in the forest looking for inspiration, fairy doors and gnomes.
I’m so excited to share this unique art form with you. Needle felting is a process that sculpts wool into any shape you imagine. Wool fibers are covered with scales. When you agitate the fibers, the scales lock together and thus, the felting occurs. In needle felting, we use special barbed needles that lock the scales of the fiber together. What this looks like in real time, is stabbing fluffy colorful wool over and over with sharp needles. During our meeting, I will share a little bit on the history of felting, tools and some ways that I combine various fiber processes in my art.