Felting is a process that is done from needle or wet felting raw wool fibers, causing them to entangle, shrink and lock together to produce a solid textile. Felt can be as thin and wispy as a spiderweb or as thick and dense as a wool blanket.
It can be a 2 dimensional piece or be sculpted into a seamless 3 dimensional shape hindered only by your imagination.
Felt has become my favorite medium to date. It began in 2004, when I picked up a how-to kit from the SFMOMA museum gift store and made my first purse. I quickly became enamored with the simplicity, yet endless possibilities the medium offered.
Starting with purses and hats I soon went on to full garments and sculptural objects, finally introducing electricity through the development of soft sensors while using felt as the main medium.
Senior Collection, 2004
Selected pieces from my graduate fashion collection. First use of handmade felt that was cut and sewn and screen printed on. Created blackboard and paper and thread fabric. Designed, printed and used fabric with a door frame, doorknobs, door knocker and keyhole motifs throughout the collection.
Shades of Gray Dress 2006
Home Is Where Your House Is, 2007