Business name: Feltabilia: of wool and words
My discovery of the art and craft of felting in the autumn of 2018 proved to be a turning point on my artistic journey. Since that time I have been learning the tools of the trade, exploring techniques and dipping in and out of the history of felt, a fascinating weave of gender, social, cultural, and geopolitical threads stretching back 6,000 years. Bringing together felting with my other interest, haiku, I juxtapose haiku, and related forms, with felting, text with textile, to create “haikufeltings” and esp. the form of felting haiga, pairing an image with haiku in a way that deepens the meaning of each form.