Earlier this month we were lucky enough to have renowned fibre artist Valerie Wartelle come and talk to us about her work.
Brought up in France, she came to the UK to study Textile Design, specialising in knitwear. After graduating she worked in the fashion industry for many years. When a friend introduced her to wet felting she loved the technique and started experimenting with the process. She discovered that slowing the felting process down enabled her to have more control over the finished product. She incorporates pieces of silk fabric, fibres, threads and screen-printing into her work. The landscape wall pieces that she creates are beautiful.
She also runs workshops on felt making which I hope to attend sometime in the future.
For more information visit her website - http://www.valeriewartelle.co.uk/art/