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Featured Artist - Angela Barrow
Ilkley based Angela has been a craft enthusiast all her life but has been feltmaking for the last ten years and says that the most enjoyable aspect of the craft is the incredible versatility of British wools and the myriad of techniques for creating felt.
I use a variety of high quality wools and various processes to create beautiful, wearable pieces of art and hard-wearing home accessories. I also enjoy teaching. The best bit for me is working with people who say they're not creative, then seeing them make something beautiful, and leave feeling confident they can do more.
What is your craft? Feltmaking.
What is your favourite fibre? It depends on what I'm making. For clothing it would be Blue Faced Leicester, but for rugs/slippers it has to be Swaledale.
What is your favourite breed of sheep? Herdwick – they have the prettiest faces!
What do you like most about WOW? I like that you are exploiting more British wools and offering them ready dyed. We should make more of our British resources!
Angela's web site: http://www.angelabarrow.co.uk
Posted2nd May 2011
Aldona is a felter, spinner and knitter from Vilnius, Lithuania, where she specialises in dressmaking. Her passion for knitting started a long time ago, but it was her grandma who taught her how to spin at the age of 16.
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We are very pleased to welcome our featured artist for May - Rose Lafferty! She is a full time civil servant from Portishead, Somerset, who creates vibrant felted pictures using a combination of wet and needle felting techniques.
Sharon is an artist specialising in felt pictures which she creates with wet felting, needle felting, hand and machine embroidery.
Emma is a needle felting artist based in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire, where she lives with her 2-year-old daughter, fiancé, her lop-eared rabbit Willow, and her famously noisy ducks Ruby and Flynn!