Felted wall hanging
Merino wool, silk and cotton fabric.
Hand made in Herefordshire.
Collect from gallery £295
Including UK delivery £315
125 x 72 cm
This unique wall hanging has been created using the technique of nuno felting. Thin layers of merino wool fibres are laid onto a patchwork of fabrics including vintage sari silks and a selection of hand dyed cotton and silk and then attached to a length of hand dyed habotai silk by wet felting.
For many years Kathie was a primary school teacher and although she loved her work and has written several books for teachers, that period of her life has passed and she is now obsessed with ‘fluff’ ! She loves felting!
Felt is one of the oldest fabrics in existence. It’s incredibly versatile and can be a s delicate as a cobweb or as strong as a yurt. Kathie loves the felting process: the whole activity is a never-ending exploration of colour and texture, with each project defining it’s own possibilities and directions. It’s a dynamic process…..rolling, beating, scrubbing, throwing, sculpting, stretching, soaping, dripping….the felt maker’s mantra!
Felt is a non-woven textile that is made by shrinking or matting fibres together to make an impenetrable fabric, that can be cut without fraying or degrading the edges.Felt can be made from all wool fibres and other animal fibres such as alpaca, cashmere, angora and even buffalo.
The formula for felt making is animal hair + moisture + heat + friction = felt!