Each piece of textile art is an original. The technique I use is called needle felting, a slow but very enjoyable process which involves the layering of tiny fibers of wool and silk and manipulating them with barbed needles onto a wool backing. I often incorporate other materials into the work to add texture and depth in reflecting the ruggedness of the Irish landscape. It is a completely natural process, the fibers felt together with the constant movement of the needles and no adhesive is ever used. It takes time to build up an image but it’s very rewarding to see the finished piece!
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A series of short videos on the techniques used in my textile art are available below. If you have any questions on techniques and / or materials …please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of my flower corsages are handmade. I spend some time carefully choosing the fabrics and beads for each one in complimenting colours and textures. Each flower is constructed by building layers of assorted fabrics on top of each other to create the petal folds. I then stitch these together in place to create the flower, the center is then embellished with matching beads, buttons or other interesting finds. The back of each brooch is secured with a pin handsewn onto a circle of felted wool.
Some of the techniques used to create corsages can be seen in a series of videos below. If you have any questions on techniques and / or materials …please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.