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I am an Artist/ Maker and I live in a small village by the sea in West Wales.
I am a print maker with a love of textiles.
Currently I am in love with wool and am taking a break from print making to explore the world of felt making.
My work is informed by my surroundings, the colour of the sky, the wind in the grass, the flowers in the hedgerow, the life of the beach and the flocks of Jackdaws that wheel around in the evenings. I take lots of photographs using my camera as a sketchbook.

I needle felted my first Brown hare because I was asked to, the same with the sheep.
My needle felted creations have evolved from taking part in Wool Fairs around the UK.
I am drawn to quirky images of animals and birds, sometimes I use these to make my work, sometimes I just make it up as I go along…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined September 7, 2010

Favorite materials

Wool fibre, fabric

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About

I am an Artist/ Maker and I live in a small village by the sea in West Wales.
I am a print maker with a love of textiles.
Currently I am in love with wool and am taking a break from print making to explore the world of felt making.
My work is informed by my surroundings, the colour of the sky, the wind in the grass, the flowers in the hedgerow, the life of the beach and the flocks of Jackdaws that wheel around in the evenings. I take lots of photographs using my camera as a sketchbook.

I needle felted my first Brown hare because I was asked to, the same with the sheep.
My needle felted creations have evolved from taking part in Wool Fairs around the UK.
I am drawn to quirky images of animals and birds, sometimes I use these to make my work, sometimes I just make it up as I go along.
I teach other people how to needle felt and from this experience I have designed and produced a range of needle felt kits which are available to buy in my shop.

I am working on a range of sculptural Birds which are made using a technique I learned from Canadian felt maker Andrea Graham and involves both needle and wet felting.

I also make felt pictures which are then stretched around or attached to a wooden frame. These are like felt sketches where I can play with the wool fibre, experiment with colour and pattern.

I have other projects I am involved with and am all the time thinking about what to do and where to go next with my work, I think I will stay with wool for a while as its potential is vast, I love it and have so much to learn.

I hope you like my shop, I am happy to take commissions.
Thanks for looking
Ruth

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