WanderstruckStudio

Wanderstruck Studio

Cynthiana, Kentucky · 167 Sales

WanderstruckStudio

Wanderstruck Studio

Cynthiana, Kentucky 167 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Spring 2018: More feltings coming soon!

Thank you for a wonderful first few months on Etsy! Spring is a busy time, with art festivals and art shows to attend--and food to dehydrate and gear to prepare for the summer's backpacking adventures. Even so, I'm rededicating myself to the goal of listing more fiber art of backcountry scenes online this spring, so please check back in a bit. If there is a specific locale that you're looking for, message me about any pieces I may have, or consider commissioning a custom work. Thank you for joining me on this artistic adventure!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 5, 2018

Spring 2018: More feltings coming soon!

Thank you for a wonderful first few months on Etsy! Spring is a busy time, with art festivals and art shows to attend--and food to dehydrate and gear to prepare for the summer's backpacking adventures. Even so, I'm rededicating myself to the goal of listing more fiber art of backcountry scenes online this spring, so please check back in a bit. If there is a specific locale that you're looking for, message me about any pieces I may have, or consider commissioning a custom work. Thank you for joining me on this artistic adventure!

Kris Grenier

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Using felted wool from my family's pet sheep as my canvases and dyed wool as my pigments, I needle-felt landscapes from my backcountry adventures.

As a scenic fiber artist, I use wool and other fibers to share stories and emotions, a goal at which two-dimensional felting excels. The soft lines and familiar texture of the natural, renewable medium make the scenes created with it seem like fond memories, which the moments I depict are for me. My felted work is inspired by 5,500 miles of adventures on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Camino de Santiago, Colorado Trail, and high peaks of New England. Wanderstruck Studio invites you to bring home a piece of the trail—minus the dirt.

All of my pieces are titled and signed. Easy care protects these feltings for generations. To ensure “America’s Best Idea” lasts even longer, a portion of the proceeds of my Forever series is donated to preserve our public lands.

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  • Kris Grenier

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    A landscape "painter" who uses felted wool from my family's pet sheep as my canvases and dyed wool as my pigments, I needle-felt 100% wool landscapes from my 5,500 miles (and counting!) of adventures in the backcountry.

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Last updated on Jan 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions

How do you recommend I frame my new felting?

If your felting will be hung in a living room or bedroom, I would suggest framing it without glass, which allows the texture of the piece to be easily appreciated. If you’re looking for art to hang in a kitchen, bathroom, or children’s room, I would suggest putting it behind glass. For this, a thin shadow box frame or professional frame with a spacer is perfect, as it still allows the viewer to see the felting’s depth and detail.

How should I care for my felting?

If your felting is exposed to the air, it will need occasional care to look its best. I ship a piece of plastic mesh canvas with each mounted or framed felting. Simply hold the plastic canvas up to your felting, hold a vacuum nozzle a distance away, and vacuum lightly.

One of my favorite pieces sold out; will you make it again?

It depends. I make each of my mounted pieces (the 5”x7” to 11”x14” scenes) individually, but I regularly revisit scenes I’ve used in the past and make them again. On the other hand, my studio pieces (the framed pieces 16”x20” and larger) will never be made again. While I haven’t yet, I hope someday to turn to scenes from previous studio pieces and reimagine them in different sizes or with different techniques.

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes, I accept commissions! If you'd like me to felt a custom piece for you (16"x20" or larger), message me. We can work together to choose a photograph that would lend itself well to felting and decide on a timeline.

How did you learn to felt?

When I was forced off the Pacific Crest Trail with a Lyme disease relapse, I found myself at home in Kentucky, with lots of wool from our pet sheep, lots of photographs from my hikes, and lots of housebound time. I started experimenting and soon found a way to celebrate my memories from the trail. Though I'm a self-taught fiber artist, I grew up sewing and crafting with my mother's instruction.

Is your art available for wholesale?

I have some products available for wholesale. If you are interested in carrying Wanderstruck Studio items in your shop, please contact me directly, and I can send you a line sheet with terms.