For years friends and family have been telling me I should sell my knitted lace shawls and scarves on Etsy. I couldn't imagine that because of the amount of time it took me to knit a scarf (weeks) I would have to charge hundreds of dollars for it and no one, I imagined, would pay that much for a scarf. Then, I discovered felting and realized that I could make beautiful scarves in a reasonable amount of time to be able to sell them at an affordable price. Thus..my Etsy shop was finally opened.
I absolutely love felting. One can do so much with felt. You can make anything from the most delicate cobweb scarf to heavy duty industrial felt used in furniture and flooring. I like the physical labor involved in it, I stand and rub and roll the bundle of fiber to turn it into felt. I love the touch and variety of the different fibers. I love their brilliant and vibrant colors. I love the fact that you never know exactly what you'll produce because the fibers act differently with every variation in your technique. I love that this is an ancient art form that is at the same time decorative but very functional. I especially love the fact that felting is eco friendly...I use natural fibers like wool and silk and soap and water...that's it. The simplicity of felting is so intriguing. How one can produce such beautiful pieces of art with the simplest of techniques never ceases to amaze me. I just LOVE it!!!
I have my pieces is several galleries where you can see them and, more importantly, to be able to touch them. Earthenworks Galleries in La Connor and in Port Townsend Washington, Handmade Showroom in Pacific Place in downtown Seattle Washington and Artisan Gallery 218 in Valley Junction area of West Des Moines Iowa. I have also had my work at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Connor Washington.
Again I hope you enjoy my pieces of wearable art as much as I enjoy making them.