We fell in love with the felted scarves, wrist warmers, jewelry and more by Angela Shannon!
Join us as we visit with her and explore more of her exquisite yet elemental felted apparel.
Approximately 8 years ago, Angela discovered felt making through her love of trying new craft techniques She shares she is currently trying to teach herself micro macramé.
“I enjoy coming up with new designs, and so I tend to take an experimental approach, and I am not always certain of what I will make until I get started. I am very happy to combine materials I have to hand such as cotton fabrics and pieces of vintage lace into my felt work. I also like to try out different kinds of fibres to see what changes they make to the texture of the felt. I hand dye my fibres using acid dyes which is a process I also very much enjoy.”
“I love the way that felt can mimic nature. I was very surprised when I first discovered this aspect of felting, and it is the main reason why I enjoy working in this medium.”
Angela says she loves felting scarves and shawls “because there is an infinite variety of possibilities, whether that is the colour combinations, shapes or textures. I also love making my forest cuffs because there always seems to be a new colour combination to try.”
For her delightful felted pieces, Angela likes to work with merino tops, Wensleydale and Teeswater locks, and she also enjoys using Alpaca and silk fibers.
Where does she get her magical ideas?
“The woods and forest is where I derive my inspiration.”
Angela’s WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT to fellow artists and craft persons:
“Find something that you love creating that comes from the heart and others will love it too. Be prepared to work very hard and never give up on your ability to succeed.”
Shop with Angela in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/shop/folkowl
Follow her on facebook: Folk Owl on facebook