Needle Felting

I tend to gravitate towards animals that are a little goofy looking but sometimes I just feel the need to try to replicate an interesting feature with wool. Items marked as sold can typically be created again – please contact me to discuss. Click on the image if you are interested in purchasing.

Patty – Highland Cow – sold
Punk Rock Pony
Wallis – Valais Sheep
Ooblar – Blue-ringed Octopus
Doug – Emu – sold
Jumping Jack – Rainbow Trout
Screech- Northern Saw-whet Owl – sold
Moon – Asian Bullfrog
Luna – Arctic Fox
Belle – Angler Fish – sold
Cyrus – Peacock – sold
Gizmo – Pufferfish
Jeffrey – Alpaca – sold
Fairy garden mushroom forest on live edge ash

Wood and Wool Fusion Art

I think live edge slabs of wood are works of art on their own so I build on their beauty by pairing them with an original wool painting that is an echo of the wood’s shape or movement.

Northwoods Headboard commission on 7 ft spalted elm slab – includes moose, owl, badger, walleye, snapping turtle and rattlesnake
Weimaraner commission integrated into live edge walnut
Spalted maple snakeskin and integrated felt ball python
The velvet moose
Spalted maple moose
Spalted maple clouded leopard on branch
Shibori Texture Felt and Walnut Slab
Flame felt mounted on ash slab – sold
Nuno ‘stained glass’ felt and walnut slab – sold
Shibori Texture Felt and Maple Slab
Box Elder Flowers
Ocean – sold
Rain drops in puddle – sold
Nuno felt Koi Fish and Walnut Slab
Erupting Seed Pod

Wool Paintings

I started my journey with felting taking a local art class on painting landscapes with wool and fell in love with the medium. I now create paintings inspired by nature.

Tree in Snow – sold
Family Bird
Night Reflection

I like to create sculpture incorporating found objects, especially when the object is an antique that I can repurpose into a contemporary art piece. For instance, I found a clothes drying rack from 1887 and knew that it would make an impressive hanging installation.

I have also started scavenging branches from the woods and creating branch weavings using wool roving, yarn, silk ribbons, fabric and felt remnants.

Silk Galaxy – Merino/Silk blend fibers, silk cocoons, sari silk ribbons mounted to antique clothes dryer
Weaver Fish – Branch Weaving – sold
Rejection – Branch Weaving
Texture of Bark – Branch Weaving
Lichen – Branch Weaving
Tree of Life – Branch Weaving – sold
Birch Circle – Branch Weaving – sold
Silver maple and birch branch weavings
Whispers in the Dark branch weaving – available for sale on Etsy

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