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, wet-felting workshops if you don't live too far away! I am also excited to offer a variation on the felting workshop, which involves needle felting art (no wet felting involved).
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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.