“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso
I have loved art my entire life - from drawing and painting to pottery and jewelry making. As an adult, I have continued to explore new art forms. My first dive into fiber arts were with crochet and knitting. Then, in 2019, I discovered felting and was immediately drawn to the meditative nature of the art form. Over the last few years, having a creative outlet has never been more important to me. I have come to love working with natural fibers; creating beauty from the ordinary and sometimes unexpected. Whether needle-felting a three-dimensional sculpture or wet-felting a "wool painting," there is something magical about making solid structures and fabric from wool fiber.
My studio is in Guthrie, Oklahoma. I have weekly open studio hours, frequently teach classes, and am also available for private lessons/parties.
I am a native Oklahoman and reside in North Edmond with my husband, teenaged son and an ornery blue heeler named Sophie. We enjoy spending family time outdoors hiking, camping and exploring new places.
In my professional life, I have been a full time Physician Assistant in urgent care since 2006.
What is WET FELTING?
Wet Felting is a process in which water and soap are applied to processed wool and other natural fibers, then subjected to pressure and friction from your hands or other tools to create felt. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation using high quality wool, silk, alpaca, bamboo, or other natural fibers. Wearable pieces such as scarves may be dry cleaned if needed - care for them as you would a silk blouse or wool sweater.
What is NEEDLE FELTING?
Needle Felting is a process in which a small, barbed needle is used to sculpt, and shape processed wool and other natural fibers. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation using high quality wool, silk, alpaca, bamboo, or other natural fibers. While some needle felted pieces may be somewhat firm and sturdy, they are not intended to be toys and may have small pieces that could be a choking hazard to small children.
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