Holiday Felt & Giving Back

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To close out the year, I’ve assembled a collection of winter woolies: from polar bears to snowmen to Santa Claus himself! Since this is also the season for giving back, I would like to take this opportunity to share a couple of charity projects I’ve been working on.

Felt Art by MarianaFelt Art by MarianaFelt Art by Mariana

Dinny PocockDinny PocockDinny Pocock

The Lady Moth

The Lady MothThe Lady Moth

Bossys Feltworks Bossys FeltworksBossy’s Feltworks

McBride House
McBride House
McBride House

McBride House


Earlier this year I created a series of sculptures for DHG Gallery’s Charity Project: 100% of the proceeds go to the pediatric cancer ward at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence, Italy. The project features artwork by a number of other fiber artists as well, so I hope you will check it out!

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Zoë Williams Totems Zoë Williams Totems

I also curated an exhibition here in New York for a cause that is very dear to me. A portion of the proceeds from UNICORN  will be donated to the Saola Working Group to help save the endangered saola, a beautiful and mysterious creature that might be the closest living thing we have to a real unicorn. Learn more about saola and how you can help conservation efforts at


 Allison SommersAllison Sommers Melissa Sue StanleyMelissa Sue Stanley Mariangela TanMariangela Tan

As always, thanks for reading. See you in 2017!

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Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!

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Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on spirits, sacred creatures, and dreams. Her work is concerned with the intersection of the (inner) realm of the collective unconscious and the (outer) kingdom of nature. She lives and works in New York City.

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