Needle & Wet Felting
It all began with a request for a baby mobile from a close friend.
I had played around with wool only a little years before, when I traded ATCs (artist trading cards) and made a few fiber art cards, but it didn't really stick since there weren't many resources for it. I had asked a few locations if I could get my hands on more wool, but nobody was selling it. So with the baby mobile request, after much thought & consideration, I ordered some wool, a sampling of needles and got to work. The ability to sculpt what is essentially a handful of fluff into anything I could imagine opened up a whole new world of possibilities. The sky is the limit - with everything from 2D wool "paintings," clothing, accessories, toys, sculpture, practical home applications, I have yet to see a similar range of versatility with any other medium. Also, the portability of it, just taking out what I know I will need and finding a comfortable work area allows me to continue interacting with my two, very young children while I work. There is no worry about the mess as with paints, no choking hazards as with jewelry, and fairly safe, providing the needles are kept in a child-proof container when not in use. The combination of all those things is what made wool one of my favorite media.
If you are interested in a custom art for yourself or as a gift, please fill out my contact form on the Commissions page.
If you'd like to learn to felt, click on the link in the navigation at the top of this page to see the tutorials I have available as well as my guides to felting.