SueForeyfibreart

Textile wall art for your home.

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom · 437 Sales

SueForeyfibreart

Textile wall art for your home.

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 437 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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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.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

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

heart brooch, textile brooch, felt pin
US$13.51
Felt picture, felt art. Textile art, wall art
US$24.32
Abstract felt art, textile art ready to frame
US$27.03
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This is a felt I made inspired by the trees up in the mountains. They grow in all sorts of contorted shapes from being so windswept.

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This 3D felt picture was inspired by collecting pebbles on the beach as a child.

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This is a small detail of my latest felt.

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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

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  • 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.