FELT ART

Felting is a favourite art form of mine. To make "painted " pictures in felt, I start by laying out raw wool fibres in layers to form the pattern I want, then apply water and soap and rub gently, after which I apply friction by rolling up the piece repeatedly in a bamboo mat until a thick fabric forms. This is an ancient process, and it always seems somehow miraculous to me that loose fibres of wool can change so dramatically into a thick and durable piece of material. Once the picture is formed, I add a little embroidery for detail.

Occasionally I also make pictures by needle felting. This is a modern technique, invented around the middle of the last century, and is achieved by pushing raw fibres into a piece of flat plain felt with a needle. 

Vase flowers sm.jpg
"Mount Batten Beach sm..jpg
Fields of gold sm.jpg
felt collie sm.jpg
Fields of gold 2 sm.jpg
Sunflowers in vase sm.jpg
Sunset at the Cove sm.jpg
cottage in the hills sm.jpg
Old Lighthouse sm.jpg
Vase of flowers 2sm..jpg
Dartmoor Dawn sm.jpg
Fairy Tale Glen sm.jpg
Horse felt.jpg
framed poppies.jpg