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Katherine Killick

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Artwork for Katherine Killick

Nunofelted scarf, fine merino and pure silk - super light and soft.

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Over a number of years I have experimented, played with and fine tuned my felting arts. I craft my rarebreed Longwools fleeces into lush felted one-of-a-kind curly rugs and cushions (no sheep are hurt in the process). I design and make fine nuno felted scarves and cowls, which combine fine merino, a pure silk base and overlay of mulberry silk and other plant fibres. I also make felted mats, bowls, bags and sculptures.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I have done art 'on the side' my entire professional life, in between the moments of raising children and pursuing a totally different career. Now retired I finally have the time to pursue and explore my obsession with textile art. I absolutely adore the tactile loveliness and sustainability of all kinds of wool and other natural fibres.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

A textile artist (and a Herefordshire shepherd of rarebreed longwool sheep) I love experimenting with a range of natural fibres - wool, silk, and plant fibres. I mostly felt but also spin and weave.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have my own studio at our Herefordshire farm and sell my felted art at markets and online. I do felting workshops for groups at my studio and at Art in the Orchard during h.Art week.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Member of International Feltmakers Assoc. Continuously learning through workshops and online. Self-taught and making over 13 years.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Colwall Arts Festival, h.Art Week, Hellen’s Garden Festival

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Sell direct through my business ‘Oak&Wren’. Find me on FB, Instagram @oakandwrenuk or www.oakandwren.com

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