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Featured Artist - Katrin Eagle
Katrin is an accomplished painter and feltmaker from Kilmacolm, Scotland, who's interest in wool began with a visit to Estonia, the country where her parents were born.
Often Katrin begins with a painting and then interprets it in wool using combinations of wet and needle felting. On a smaller scale she also creates brooches in wool in a series of her own designs, a selection of which are currently on display at the Howden Park Arts Centre in Livingston until April.
We're also delighted to have a selection of Katrin's sheep design cards available to buy in our new coffee shop!
I love the tactile,comforting quality of wool and the thought of working in a medium which has remained unchanged for thousands of years. After all this time it amazes me that there is still scope for creating unique products from this age old material.
What is your craft? Felt art-pictures and jewellery. Also recently learned to spin.
What is your favourite fibre? All wool is wonderful.
What is your favourite breed of sheep? Mmm... not sure at all!
What do you like most about WOW? The wonderful range of products.
Katrin's web site: http://www.katrineagle.com
Posted1st March 2011
Based in Bristol and South Wales, Shani has been a handspinner, dyer and weaver producing textiles with a 'twist' for over 20 years. Her company 'DyeVerse' runs courses in colour, writing and textile construction from beginners to advanced.
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