Wool Paintings

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Wool Paintings 

Lets take another look at this awesome column, published a while back…

I’ve mostly covered 3D felt in this column, but did you know that it’s also possible to “paint” with wool? Wool can be dyed every color of the rainbow, but colors don’t mix on the canvas, so it takes a skilled hand to manipulate fiber in this way. Below are some beautiful examples of 2D felt artwork: wool paintings.

Deebs
wool paintings
Deebs

Washington artist Deebs uses wool, silk, and other fibers to create beautiful landscape paintings.

MoyMackay
MoyMackay
Moy Mackay

Scottish artist Moy Mackay also uses wool to create vibrant and compelling landscapes.

Shona Cammack
Shona Cammack
Shona Cammack

Shona Cammack (aka FeltieFare) uses wool to create lovely animal portraits. She also incorporates stitching/embroidery in some pieces, like the hedgehog above.

ShimaFiberArt
ShimaFiberArt
ShimaFiberArt

ShimaFiberArt embellishes felt slippers with her wool paintings. Each pair is a one-of-a-kind wearable pet portrait! Her 3D work is fantastic and worth a look as well.

Want to try your hand at painting with wool? Check out artist Shana Kohnstamm‘s blog for an excellent tutorial. She even used yours truly as the subject of her demo!

Shana Kohnstamm

What Technique Is This?

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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