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My inspiration as a fiber artist began after my Mother passed away suddenly in 2009. She disliked the cold winter months but really loved snowmen. I taught myself to needle felt and made a little snowoman with a bubushka and put it next to her picture. Soon after I was making snowmen and snowomen for gifts. I received many compliments and started venturing out doing shows and am now even teaching classes in needle felting. I even won a first place blue ribbon for an abstract piece called "How Are You Holding Up?". I create both with the needle felting and wet felting process. I enjoy creating both realistic and abstract art. My needle felted animals have been really popular at art shows. I have an art studio and make cards, paint and generally whatever inspires me but my real joy now comes from making something from fiber (generally wool and alpaca, but any fiber that felts, I'm experimenting with Sheltie fur). Wool fiber is…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 9
  • Joined November 6, 2011

Favorite materials

Sheep and alpaca wool, stones from great lakes, birch bark, driftwood, shells, beads, crystals, colored pencils, water colors

About

My inspiration as a fiber artist began after my Mother passed away suddenly in 2009. She disliked the cold winter months but really loved snowmen. I taught myself to needle felt and made a little snowoman with a bubushka and put it next to her picture. Soon after I was making snowmen and snowomen for gifts. I received many compliments and started venturing out doing shows and am now even teaching classes in needle felting. I even won a first place blue ribbon for an abstract piece called "How Are You Holding Up?". I create both with the needle felting and wet felting process. I enjoy creating both realistic and abstract art. My needle felted animals have been really popular at art shows. I have an art studio and make cards, paint and generally whatever inspires me but my real joy now comes from making something from fiber (generally wool and alpaca, but any fiber that felts, I'm experimenting with Sheltie fur). Wool fiber is natural, and pliable. It is also an ancient art form so that makes me feel connected to history. Wool to me is like a cloud, you never know what you might see in it.

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