Wendy Bailye

I am a full time, Australian based, contemporary felt artisan, textile designer and tutor. I have been felt making for nearly 25 years and run a vibrant and creative textile art studio from my purpose built home studio in the Samford Valley in Brisbane,Queensland. I teach workshops within organisations and businesses as well as working on commissions and refining my personal felt making practice. I love the experimental and playful properties of felt and it’s wide ranging practical and aesthetic applications. My main love is of experimental surface texture and design incorporating different fabrics and fibres to make an interesting whole.
I produce original, handfelted textile artworks – homewares, wall art and wearables. My works are sold in galleries in Australia. I also work regularly on exhibition work. I am an active textile practitioner –always studying and honing my craft. I love to learn from others and also enjoy opportunities to mentor others in the textiles field. I facilitate workshops with professional International Felt Tutors from my Studio,The Felt Studio up to 4 times per year as well as teaching my own personal classes. I like to think of my feltmaking work as an adventure and always try to experiment and play extensively within my chosen medium. I love my work!