Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Introducing Karen Thurman's felt art

Sometimes you come across work on Etsy or on the internet you love so much you just want to share. That's exactly what I'll be using my blog for in 2010. Well, besides sharing my own work of course ;-) I think I'm making a great start with the felt art works of Karen Thurman. She's a feltmaker from Portland, Oregon, USA. She is in love with felt. It's a simple as that.
Karen: "Felting is my passion, my compulsion and my joy that accompanies me throughout each day. From the beginning, the process of transforming fiber from a beautiful live animal into cloth has struck me as magical.

Over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. Making felt fills me with a sense of accomplishment, and has proven to be a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality".

Karens work is colorful and vibrant and will brighten up any home decor or outfit. All felts are handmade with natural wool fibers using a traditional wet felting process. Because I think pictures speak for itself, here are some of my favourite pillows.

And some more details

You can find Karens work in her Etsy shop.
Her tablerunners are also worth checking out:

Karen also makes and sells gorgeous felt scarves.

Please check back soon for more featured artists.