Under the Ferns
The awe-inspiring wonder of nature and wildlife drives my desire to create art. After decades of exploring watercolor and various other art mediums, I discovered the fiber art world in 2011 and was enamored with the texture and warmth of felted wool that captured the essence of wildlife and nature so beautifully. I still find that each new piece is an exploration of movement, texture and color as I layer and sculpt the wool.
Needle felting is a handcrafted process which entails laying out the various natural wools onto a pre-felted wool sheet and pushing specially hooked needles in and out of the wool thousands of times to tangle the locking fibers together until they become united into a single piece of art.
Felted wool paintings are fun to hang without glass in front of them so as to appreciate the texture of the wool but do require some care if hung this way. When you feel dust has accumulated on the piece, use a vacuum nozzle and put a nylon sock over the nozzle. Then splay your fingers over the opening that has been covered by the sock and then you can carefully vacuum the wool without loosening the fibers.
The best way to display your new art piece is framed behind glass with a spacer in between the glass and the wool so it can breath. A thick matte or shadow box work great for this. The dyes of the wool are similar to oil paints, it is best to hang them away from direct sunlight to preserve the colors for generations of enjoyment.
Size unframed: 16x20
Needle felt paintings are sold unframed and carefully packaged to ensure safe shipment.