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From landscapes to detailed floral wool paintings, Louise Hancox has blended her set of skills to produce stunning art pieces.
Creating needle felted, framed landscapes and seascapes from on and around Anglesey, Award Winning Helen Dolling is the superb artist behind Felt Inspired.
Specialising in hand dyed yarn and woven textiles, Salisbury based Emma Baker is a life-long knitter and the owner of SpireCrafts.
Self-taught fibre artist, Michelle is the owner of Fizzymoon Craft, where she shares her fabulous fabric & re-loved creations such as textile sculptures made from up-cycled fabric and other mediums like ceramics, wood and wool felting.
Jane Abbot has been a craft enthusiast. She started needle felting 5 years ago after seeing it on the TV and enjoys felting lifelike animals. Recently, shes started producing bigger works and although they take longer the results are well worth it.
Leicestershire based Rosie Gittens is an avid needle felter and teaches workshops in the local area at her Grey Wren Studio. She takes her inspiration from birds, animals and human characteristics.
Holland based Anne van de Weijer discovered needle felting 7 years ago when studying for a textiles course. Since then, she has gone on to set up her own business Vilt aan Zee where she sells her felted creations.
Needle felting began as a hobby for Claire McDowell who started by creating little animals for her young children. This hobby has now grown into an obsession, and a business too.
Lisa Goodenough is a self-taught felting artist with a love of fairytales and fantasy creatures. She gets her inspiration from the beautiful Dorset forest which is right on her doorstep.
Nikki Wheatley is a Northamptonshire based Wet Felter who has always loved art. She discovered wet felting at a craft fair and decided to have a go - she hasn’t stopped since!
Alison Rumbles studied and graduated in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. She started with wet felting but has taken a new direction with her 3D needle felted creations.
Nathalie is a Bristol based self-taught needle felter who has always been fascinated by the weird and wonderful. She fell in love with needle felting 2 years ago because of its versatility and uses needle felting as a way to express herself.
Fiona is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and her illustrations and animations always have a 3D element. After taking a needle felting course, Fiona is totally hooked on making felted animals which she fondly calls her McFelted Friends!
Laura is a Devon based felt artist. Her inspiration is taken from the land, the seasons and the natural world in all its forms. Laura is a felt maker who enjoys playing with the varying textures of merino wool.
Meet Christine Allen, our Featured Artist for May. Christine has been working with horses and dogs for over 35 years. She started her career as a competition groom in the disciplines of driving, showjumping and eventing, gaining experience all over the world, turning out horses for top-flight competitions.
Meet Louise Worthington, a needle felt enthusaist who has turned her passion for the British countryside and wildlife, into workshops that help to protect rare and native breeds.
Kristy from Portland, USA forged her artistic mettle apprenticing as a woodworker and upholsterer during her early twenties. Her work advances the sculptural capabilities of hand-made wool felt, drawing on woodworking to create complex joinery and sculptural forms in fibre.
Ever since she was a young child, Joan has been pattern making and drawing. At the age of 6 she was drawing hand made cards for friends and family, and virtually every Christmas was an opportunity to get new pens, pencils and paper. Born to a Swiss mother and English father in Leamington Spa in 1966 Joan spent much of her childhood up until the age of 7 in Switzerland.
Pamela is a retired middle school art teacher from the USA who began felting in 2004. In 2009 she taught her first national felt workshop and currently she is teaching out of her studio and creating exhibition work.
Our featured artist for this month is Sarah Vaci who originally trained as a filmmaker and animator at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and at Goldsmiths College in London.