I developed a passion for feltmaking after attending a workshop run by a close friend, who is a fantastic textile artist. I created a picture out of felt and wanted to do more. Life being what it was, I didn’t get my act together on this for a few years, but just as I had made the decision to take the desire seriously, the friend in question messaged me (without knowing my decision) offering me some of her felting supplies.
Serendipity at its finest! This removed my main mental hurdle of not having what I needed and I could just begin to play. And play is what I do! It’s how I create. The tactile textures of working with wool and other fibres to create a felted picture bring me joy.
At first I just used the wet felting process – using water, soap and friction to bond the brushed and dyed wool, then later began to bring in needlefelting – using special serrated needles – to add detail after the wet felting process. Bringing in stitching and beading adds more layers of intricacy to a felting project.