Not your mothers scratchy wool…

Soft merino wool is so fun to work with.  It is not that scratchy material I remember as a child.  The process of nuno felting or wet felting transports me to a quiet place.  The placing of the fibers and the rubbing is so quieting to the soul.  No two projects could ever be the same as it is so unpredictable as to how the fibers will attach themselves.  The beauty of using the extremely fine silk “hankies” is extraordinary.  Just peeling the layers of the delicate hankies is a labor of love.  Each one different yet from the same hanky.  I am so enamored by this form of art and what you can create, it is endless.  I wish I was a better photographer as I haven’t captured the real feeling of these pieces, but I hope you get the idea.

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About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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