Kristy Kun Felt Artist - Oregon, USA

Can you please comment on the statement, ‘Harnessed by the warmth and touch of her hands, wool emerges in a new dimension?’ I really can't stop my hands from touching and transforming wool. The wild fibers take shape in my dreams, processes own my muscle memory, and the potentialities of sculptural forms flow from every breath of my creative spirit.My tactile tendencies make it difficult to…

Pamela MacGregor Textile Artist

Explain how you were introduced to felt and the possibilities it presents to you artistically? I was an art teacher for 28 years in a public school. I took classes or workshops to keep my teaching certificate current.  My first felting workshop was in 2004 and I was immediately in love with it. Felt is the only medium I have found that allows me to make clothing, shoes, jewelry, sculpture and…

Shelley Jones Felt Jewellery Artist - Richmond, Virginia, USA

Can you discuss the journey you have taken with your three techniques to get to the combination you are currently using? I started as a graphic artist, doing mostly print media work. During that 18 year period I seemed to have little time for making art for my own pleasure. I switched careers, getting a degree in social work, and started silversmithing as a hobby. I only had time to make jewelry…

Angela Betheras Designer

What made you decide to place alpacas on your farm? I grew up in Labertouche, my parents had beef cattle, I couldn’t handle them on my own nor could I afford the acreage. Since I was interested in textiles I wanted a fleece animal. Sheep are not that enjoyable and have too many jobs to be done. Met an alpaca, met the alpaca industry, fell in love with both and purchased my first alpacas in 2004……