SueForeyfibreart

Textile wall art for your home.

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom · 525 Sales

SueForeyfibreart

Textile wall art for your home.

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 525 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(179)

Shop owner

Sue Forey

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Announcement   Welcome to my fibre art shop. You will find abstract trees, whimsical landscapes and floral pictures in bright colours to make you smile.
There are original artworks of all sizes to suit the space on your wall and your budget.
I love to work to commission and have created personal pieces based on customers special places such as their home, favourite local landscape and on one occasion, the beach where someone was proposed to. Please contact me if you wish to discuss a commission.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 7, 2017

Welcome to my fibre art shop. You will find abstract trees, whimsical landscapes and floral pictures in bright colours to make you smile.
There are original artworks of all sizes to suit the space on your wall and your budget.
I love to work to commission and have created personal pieces based on customers special places such as their home, favourite local landscape and on one occasion, the beach where someone was proposed to. Please contact me if you wish to discuss a commission.

Sue Forey

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Sue Forey

felt art, textile art, wall art , by the sea
felt art, textile art, wall art , by the sea
$26.69
pink brooch , textile moth pin, unique jewellery
pink brooch , textile moth pin, unique jewellery
$26.69
textile art, felted picture, Naive landscape
textile art, felted picture, Naive landscape
$46.70
felt painting, wet felted wall art on canvas
felt painting, wet felted wall art on canvas
$113.42
textile art, felt ATC, hand embroidered flowers
textile art, felt ATC, hand embroidered flowers
$12.01
felted wool picture, wall art, tree and sheep
felted wool picture, wall art, tree and sheep
$60.05
felt wall art, wet felting, summer flower meadow
felt wall art, wet felting, summer flower meadow
$60.05
wet felted picture, felt art, art on canvas
wet felted picture, felt art, art on canvas
$60.05
textile art, felted wall art, hare picture
textile art, felted wall art, hare picture
$106.75
felt wall art, quirky house, textile art
felt wall art, quirky house, textile art
$24.02
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(179)
Jennifer Marston

Jennifer Marston on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a custom project for my husband based on some artwork from our favorite album by bright eyes. I loved collaborating with sue and she did an amazing job! He loved it!!! Timely and just really cool, wish I could attach the art it is based on.

suznok

suznok on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the most yummy yarn. This is a fantastic seller.

susanamm

susanamm on Jul 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just what I hoped for with the commission 😀

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Updates

I have developed a whole new line in my textile brooch / pin section. These butterflies and moths are all unique statement pieces.

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In this felt picture I wanted to capture the abundance of wild flowers along our road sides and the fields are a vibrant yellow with buttercups.

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felt painting, wet felted wall art on canvas
felt painting, wet felted wall art on canvas
$113.42
I've just added an exciting new section to my shop! Hand spun art yarns. Perfect for adding accents to garments without the need for multiple balls of yarn or fancy stitches.

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About

Textile wall art to make you smile.

Almost 15 years ago my family and I decided to make our dream come true and move to rural Wales to run a small holding. I have always worked with textiles but being surrounded by so many sheep compelled me to experiment with wet felt making. I soon became fascinated by this ancient and almost magical process and discovered that it is possible to use the fibres to make pictures which resemble paintings as well as for making hats and bags.
I have been selling my work locally through shops, galleries and at craft fairs for many years but decided to open an etsy shop to widen my audience. Etsy is the ideal market place for me as living in an isolated village as well as having dogs, sheep, pigs, poultry and a vegetable garden to care for makes working regular hours out of the question. I find that fitting everything in makes for a very long but interesting and varied day.

There are two types of felting:
Needle felting - A relatively modern technique carried out by repeatedly stabbing woollen fibres with a special barbed needle.This allows fibres to be positioned and held in place quite precisely but they can be pulled out again. Artwork made in this way is best displayed behind glass.
Wet felting - An ancient method which pre dates weaving. By pouring hot, soapy water over woollen fibres and then rubbing, rolling and throwing, it is possible to permanently tangle them together. This makes a very strong fabric which is almost impossible to tear or break. However, fibres can move around during this process.
To overcome these problems I use both methods on every piece. First I needle felt to hold everything in place and then wet felt to ensure that it stays there.
I also add both free machine and hand stitching to add more detail, definition and texture. Each felt takes a long time to make but the end result is an original, highly tactile piece of art which can be displayed without glass and should last a life time.
My 3 adult daughters say that I am sometimes embarrassing, often eccentric but never boring. I hope this is reflected in my work!
To see my work please click here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SueForeyfibreart?ref=si_shop

Shop members

  • Sue Forey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Textile Artist

    I paint with fibres and make pictures with felt. My work is inspired by the landscape around me and rural Welsh life. My work is bright in colour , naive in style and people tell me it makes them feel happy.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

I am often asked how to keep an unframed felt dust free. It is very simple all you need to do is take it outside occasionally and bang it againt your hand. Should anything get splashed on to your felt whilst it is hanging a damp cloth or sponge can be used with no adverse effects at all. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

custom orders

If you have a special place that you would like me to make a felt of I am happy to do so. In the past I have made felts of peoples houses, favourite walks and even a beach where someone was proposed to. Please contact me to discuss your wishes.