If you live in Southwestern Ontario, and fancy a weekend away in lovely and engaging St. Jacobs Village, don't miss my 1st Annual Felting Palooza Saturday, May 7 at my studio! I'm so excited to encourage guests to discover the world of felting. If you like wool and like making things whether in craft or in fine art, don't miss this day to explore, to play, to buy, to learn! My studio is at 9 Cedar St. W. in St. Jacobs (look for the blue building). I will also feature draws, including a special Mother's Day draw for a special gift basket featuring goodies from unique stores in the village!
Welcome! My name is Carolyn and I am a wool painter and needle felter living and art making in St. Jacobs, a small village west of Toronto, Canada.
Wet and needle-felted art often create reactions of glee (yes, glee) in people. Even though wool has been used literally for ages by many cultures for clothing, decor and art, it is still not recognized widely for its modern use in art. From the whimsical to majestic, to the fashionable to the functional, wool is versatile, exciting and gorgeous.
I welcome you to explore my site and revel in the vibrance and visual texture of this special fibre. And if you should eventually choose to roll up your sleeves and dive heartily into this medium, I am excited to offer a few things to get you started, including: my book "Learn To Paint With Wool - An Introduction To Wet Felting", a wet felting Starter Kit which has all the tools and wool to start you on your path, and live, in-studio workshops if you don't live too far away!
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I am so happy to present my wool paintings and table runners. These pieces of art are created through the process of wet felting using the most beautiful colours of sheep's wool roving.
It is accurate to call these 'paintings', as I use my hands like a brush and the wool like paint to create strokes, accents, depth and blending to create the effects I want.
As a fibre artist, I'm excited to be on this amazing learning journey with wool and hope that you will love looking through my site. If you are interested in commissioning me to do a piece, please contact me directly.