Needle Felting Fibre Art

There is amazing ease & much success found in using wool fibre as a artistic medium that brims with vibrant colors, rich textures, and the fun found in stabbing something for long periods of time with very sharp needles.

I love watching the wool grow into art, for at some point the cloud of soft fibre becomes a creative expression. Needle felting fibre art is rewarding & meditative, exciting, and to be an instructor / designer at this time of global interest, is exhilarating.

Summer of 2017 Landscape Painting with Fibre Workshop Design.

Artist Leah Wilson Felted Fibre Painting1

“An artist makes art.”

When my choice of medium went from acrylic paints to felting wool fibre, my work more than ever revolved  around natures animals, little people, characters that could be playable art for all ages.

gnomes and playscapes

For a full history of my gnomes, see the web site amazinggnomes.com

4x6 gnomes backsides
In the beginning, there were many Gnomes.

 

Being an Instructor is Amazing! I love teaching –  and have a knack for reading people. My life has been one of service. Knowing there are so many expectations with different people that can be in a workshop environment, especially hands on projects. I love the challenge of ensuring everyone has just the right amount of information, that the one-on-one personal interaction are appropriate and encouraging. That everyone feels they can continue felting afterwards with confidence and success.

Artist Leah Wilson Bio Photo Fibre Art
Making a Swan

Favorite things to say during a workshop to participants about to go into the finishing stages of their project:  “Artist Secrets Revealed….. ” & “There is a fine line between cute and scary.” & “One Fibre can make All the Difference” & my all time favorite “Gently now, less loud stabbing sounds everyone, finish with a light touch.” “Good Work Everyone!”

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4x4 felted bunny
Cute Bunny
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My Goals as an Artist & Instructor

My goal as an artist is to creating a felted paintings & sculpture that encapsulates cuteness in abundance, that radiates goodness, with the intention to inspire and generate interest in the Needle Felted Fibre Arts.

Having studied all people of all ages, gender, and many cultural backgrounds over the CUTE years as a fibre artist, the reaction found when people first hold & looked at – (something cute I felted) – they would then clutch it, their eyes would widen, eyebrows raised, turning it upside down to find cute little feet or a heart on a bum. There is always an animated expression followed by laughter, or a really positive verbal reaction.

That is Amazing!

To teach the fine art techniques I have applied to felting wool fibre, enabling others to embrace their own creative exploration, and that is fantastic.

I believe in enthusiastic achievement, and offer a workshop delivery with dynamic visuals & easy to follow instructions (entertaining while informative).

The vibrant colors of wool used, & the constant stabbing with sharp needles into the texture rich fibre, all offers an opportunity for a quality of life (hands-on) learning experience.

To pre-register for a workshop, inquire about a prepared kit, or if you have questions about workshop registration details, best to refer to the information listed on the announcement or advertisement.

Current Venue/Suppliers (Workshop Booking Agents):

 

If you are a supplier /venue interested in hosting workshops and bringing me in for Needle Felting Art ( Minature 3D Sculpture or 2D Paintings with Fibre ), please send an email to amazingfeltedfibrearts(at)gmail.com

A Huge thank you to Mel Joy, Owner & Operator of “Fly in the Fibre” Creston BC for the amazing encouragement, offering an amazing workshop environment, and for cultivating a learning environment within a community of skilled fibre artists who are eager to share and encourage others. Yahoo!

For more:Visit https://www.flyinthefibre.ca/ (or for a direct link ) click Fly in the Fibre

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Contact

Thank you for your interest in Amazing Felted Fibre Arts. Feel invited to share any thoughts, feedback, photos of your finished work from a past workshops, or just felting questions. I am keen to share, and love to travel, perhaps to teach in your community sometime soon?

Stay tuned for an Amazing Felted Fibre Arts facebook page, &  Youtube Learning Channel, developing a newsletter that lists current workshops, events, & locations of suppliers who are hosting.

Stay tuned for more designs, blogging entries, and opportunities to win! Your feedback is always welcome.

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Artist Leah W. Wilson needle felting a little cute bunny.