Karen Rao's Profile
I create animal hats in the stunningly tactile medium of felt. Carefully blending different wools and animal fibres, results in highly realistic colours and textures of our canine and feline friends and other animals too. I Originally hand felted varied dog breed inspired hats with their characterful ears after meeting all these wonderful beasts on my daily dog walks. Now stag antlers and curly ram horns have joined the collection alongside hair clip ears and bendy tails. I strive to create wearable art that is fun and fresh and that little bit different.
My source of inspiration within nature is constantly evolving. Originating with my dramatic wave art, followed by cheeky monkeys and flamboyant flamingo wall art for kids'. I use soft natural merino wool with natural plant and animal fibres and also hand prepared Shetland fleeces. My individual method of felt making results in highly…
- Born on September 17
- Joined May 18, 2011