Joni Cornell's Profile
Joni Cornell Merino Silk Apparel
It was a happy accident that I came to work with felt. I was studying arts therapy and my path crossed with a felt maker. I participated in a workshop here or there, to make a shawl, a pair of slippers, a skirt to wear. As a kid I had wool allergies and an aversion to wool but what attracted me to felt making was that you didn’t need much skill or expensive equipment to make a small piece and I found comfort in making and wearing these felt items.
Like most felt makers I started with layers of wool making basic scarves and wraps. With simple equipment like bubble wrap and a pool noodle anyone can do the same. Looking back on those early pieces I see how naïve they were; heavy and coarse.
Over the past ten years I’ve researched, developed…
- Born on June 25
- Joined March 13, 2009