My felting journey began about six years ago after retiring from a full time teaching career.
I was honoured to win Craft NSW emerging artist award in 2015, with a wrap titled Tongariro, which spring-boarded me into felting with a passion.
In 2018 I challenged myself to create a piece for the Mandurah Wearable Art Competition (WAM) I was a showcase finalist and it was a thrill to see my garment on stage. Also, in 2018 I was part of a collaborative exhibition entitled Nature Nurturing at the Braemar Gallery in Springwood; the environment was a focus of my artwork which translated into on-land and below-water theme which inviting viewers to have empathy for nature.
With felting I appreciate the ecological sustainable method of taking fibre and transforming it into imaginative objects which can be both functional and fanciful. My techniques include shibori and nuno felting. Hand stitching allows me to further express this personal connection.
I am the founder of Blue Mountains Felters