Everything you will need to make your own felt bird and discover the art of needle-felt.
Vivienne have been making felt for more than 25 years and continues to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheep’s fleece to create 2D and 3D pieces. She first learnt how to make felt whilst an Exhibitions Officer, curating exhibitions and initiating workshops. “I was amazed at the possibilities of making fabric from such a luscious, richly textured and tactile primary source. After much practice at the kitchen table, I went onto to learnt to make felt from master feltmaker Shiela Smith in the North of England , Nuno felting with Polly Stirling in her studio in the Bush in Nimbin, NSW, Australia, and international felters in Hungary and Turkey”. Supported by travel awards from the Arts Council and the British Council, Vivienne developed her own ongoing studio practice as a member of the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) and held Open Studios annually
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