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Painting with Fibres

Updated on 24/03/2014

In recent years I have been increasingly exploring dry needle-felting techniques - sculpting, drawing and painting with wool and fibres. Many of these notions have featured in my books, but I am now turning my attention to creating fibre compositions with either dry felting alone, so that they remain textured and raised, or by wet-felting them on completion so that they achieve a smooth effect. This latter method of working maintains the original details of the composition, which is so often lost during the wet-felting process normally. In this way nothing is lost, and is particularly useful when producing a felt that is stronger and more durable than one that is only dry felted.

Dry Felting Examples:

Owl & Pussy Cat Project Secret Garden Enchanted Forest Killin Falls

Combined Dry and Wet Felting Examples:

  Dry stone Wall Ivy Pine Forest  

One of my latest books, 'Needle to Felt', explains how to achieve such painterly effects through dry and wet felting. Check out my 'Publications' page for latest information.

Sheep Portraits, mounted on boxed canvas


Rooster and Chicken Portraits, mounted on stretched canvas Rooster


Panels inspired by Native American and European Cultures

Wild Mountain Goat