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Artwork for Katherine Killick

Handcrafted felted meditation mat

Felted all wool cushions

Handcrafted felted fleece from my rare breed Leicester Longwool sheep - not a sheepskin

Felted all wool cushions

Details

Telephone: 
07795 183900
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

A Herefordshire shepherd of rarebreed longwool sheep, a spinner, an occasional weaver and an avid felter. I absolutely adore the tactile loveliness and sustainability of wool. My main work has been crafting lush felted curly rugs and cushions for homes (no sheep are hurt in the process) and silky nuno felted scarves. Currently I am experimenting with felted sculptures and panels.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I have done art 'on the side' my entire life, in between the moments of raising children and pursuing a totally different career. Now professionally retired I finally have the time to pursue and explore my obsession with textile art.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Wool Fibre Artist

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

I have taught felting to small groups prior to Covid. I maintain my own studio and am currently renovating it to facilitate group felting workshops.

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

Member of International Feltmakers Assoc. Continuously learning through workshops and online. Self-taught over 10 years.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Colwall Arts Festival

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Sell direct through FB Oak&Wren and Etsy shop

Venues Description: 
Art in the Orchard
Venues Confirmed: 
Yes

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