Monique Theoret's Profile

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I've been a fiber artist for the past 30 years. I learned to knit when I was 10 and became a serious knitter when I was 19. In my mid-twenties, I was introduced to weaving while living in Vermont. About 10 years ago, I discovered felting. I have been working with knitted felts every since. There's a magical quality to felting that keeps me exploring and experimenting. I never seem to tire of the process involved in planning for shrinkage, holding a vision of what the final project will look like and seeing if the transformation takes place as planned.

I enjoy designing purses- large & small, mittens, fingerless gloves and pillows. I embellish many of my pieces with original needle-felted designs. I draw much of my inspiration from nature while hiking. Color feeds my soul and the natural environment provides a color palette that is both subtle and vivid depending on the time of year or…

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I've been a fiber artist for the past 30 years. I learned to knit when I was 10 and became a serious knitter when I was 19. In my mid-twenties, I was introduced to weaving while living in Vermont. About 10 years ago, I discovered felting. I have been working with knitted felts every since. There's a magical quality to felting that keeps me exploring and experimenting. I never seem to tire of the process involved in planning for shrinkage, holding a vision of what the final project will look like and seeing if the transformation takes place as planned.

I enjoy designing purses- large & small, mittens, fingerless gloves and pillows. I embellish many of my pieces with original needle-felted designs. I draw much of my inspiration from nature while hiking. Color feeds my soul and the natural environment provides a color palette that is both subtle and vivid depending on the time of year or day and the interplay of light and other constantly shifting elements.

When I am not felting, I enjoy cooking, birdwatching, buying buttons and relaxing at my country home.

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