Textile artist specialising in unique handmade fine felt
Creating one of a kind wearable accessories and art
I love colour and combine this with inspiration derived from a lifetime of enjoyment of the sights of beautiful wildlife and natural world around us. My work encompasses a broad range of textile arts. However I have specialised in fine felt for the last 9 years. I have taken numerous in person and on line courses with local and international felt makers to improve and refine my skill. Thankyou for visiting my website. I hope you will enjoy a glimpse of what I make.
My love of textiles began at an early age, inspired by my mum. I have dabbled in weaving, dyeing and machine embroidery before concentrating primarily on wet feltmaking. I have been making felt since around 2013 and have taken a wide variety of in person and on line workshops and courses, both with international and local feltmakers, to bring the quality of my felt to a high standard. I love the magic of creating useable and desirable items from a fluffy pile of sheep fleece! Sometimes I dye or ecoprint the end result. I also enjoy adding machine embroidery to my felt. I make primarily wearable items such as scarves and bags but also like to experiment with mixed media art work and vessels. Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world around us.
I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association.
I am particularly grateful for teaching by Fiona Duthie and Lena Archbold in perfecting my skills and techniques.
Where you can purchase my art work
I have a carefully selected body of work on sale at Oxenham Art Leominster and Oxenham Gallery Hereford.
I also have an Etsy shop FELT BY CAROL which has a selection of brooches and currently the last few remaining Workshop in a Box wet felting kits. Please contact me using the form at the bottom of my site if you see anything you would like from the images on instagram or my website.Thankyou.
Showcase of Work
Our felting group's (formerly Malvern Felters) last annual exhibition at The Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire was held 14-20 August 2023. We are a group of textile artists meeting monthly for mutual encouragement and learning. Although our primary interest is feltmaking we also enjoy many other aspects of creating with textiles. Below are photographs of my two main areas of display within our last group exhibition.
Last years theme was "Seasons". I tried to showcase my work by presenting a series of felted cowls, scarves and bags in colours we mostly associate with the different seasons.
This year our group is planning two exhibitions at The Weavers Gallery August 12-18th 2024 AND 25th November to 1st December 2024.
The theme for the August Exhibition is "Elements"
I have decided to take a break from the winter art markets.
Currently I have no markets booked. I am however excited to be taking part in h.Art for the first time.
This will be 7th to 15th of September 2024 and I will be exhibiting in a shared space at The Lion Ballroom, Leominster, Hereford. Do come along and chat and see the beautiful work by myself and other local artists. The Lion Ballroom is a beautiful venue and there is parking nearby. Hope to see you there!