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Blogs - Featured Artist
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!
Laura has exhibited her work in venues such as the National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) and the Mall Galleries, taught workshops around the country and curated the exhibition Black Sheep: The darker side of felt for the NCCD, which has since exhibited at eight galleries around the UK and Europe.
Karen is a contemporary felt artist working in the Midlands and her Strictly Come Dancing piece, made with World of Wool products, is being featured in the Radio Times, how exciting!
Maria has a background in the world of fashion and when she discovered wool and its fantastic qualities, she knew that her work would continue down this path!
Shirley has been passionate about embroidery and the textile arts since joining the Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild, based in County Down, in the late 1980s.
Felt textile artist, Xenia Li was born in the small town of Rochegda, in the north of Russia and now lives in Sheffield, UK. Living in different parts of the world has influenced the creativity in her work.
Jude lives in Pakenham, Victoria at the lower end of Australia, and has been felting since 2012, concentrating on dogs, cats and trying her hand at many other animals!
Sarah is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, and the Swaledale sheep that graze on Ilkley Moor inspired the first sheep she created and that’s when her business LITTLE BEAU SHEEP was born!
Lucy works from a small studio in her house near Leeds, West Yorkshire, creating felt artwork, which she has been doing since 2011.
Lucy is a needle sculptor living in the beautiful Somerset countryside. She has obsessions with many things; mainly nature, forgotten dusty objects, birdsong and the peace of a misty morning!
Jo lives in Bonnyrigg, Scotland with her husband, 2 teenage daughters and a menagerie of animals, many of whom feature in her work!
Ilona was born and lives in Lithuania – a beautiful green country near the Baltic Sea and loves making anything from felted slippers to handwoven scarves!
Simon has spent most of 2015 making tiny needle felted cats called Mini Me-ow's for the cat caés of Edinburgh!
Vivienne has been making felt for over 25 years and continues to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheep fleece to create 2D and 3D felted products.
Kathryn lives in Worcester with her husband and three Sons, and works part- time as a teaching assistant, and has a love of angels and fairies!
Alison has been creating felt pictures, 3D needle felted sheep, felt flowers and angels for the past 9 years and now teaches felt making in libraries in Hampshire!
Dawn lives in Huddersfield, not far from World of Wool and has been a craft enthusiast since she learned to knit at the age of 8, she loves mixing colours and seeing how colours react against each other, which is why she loves putting rainbows in her work!
Iona has been a craft enthusiast ‘forever’ and like so many people, she loves being creative, it's just something she’s always done. Over the years, the focus of her creativity has changed time and time again, and she’s tried most crafts at some point in her life.