Vivienne Netherwood

Thingwall Felt

Christchurch Community Centre
Bessborough Road, Oxton CH43 5RW

As a textile artist I work with wet felted wool and silk fabric to create pictures and accessories. Using a combination of beautifully coloured wool and fabric to striking effect, my bags and scarves are made to my own designs. My felted accessories are now accompanied by a new range of hand printed silk scarves, felted pendants and brooches.

Inspiration for my pictures comes from the local landscape, life drawing and studying patterns found in nature.  I love experimenting with different techniques to create abstract and representational images. In particular, I make extensive use of prefelt to create shapes and use a variety of fabrics for shading and texture effects. After felting, I use techniques such as printing, stitching and drawing to enhance the design.

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