My fiber created accessories are made using two felting processes. Wet felting uses soap, hot water and agitation to interlock wool and other fibers. Friction and pressure are needed to form the wool into a flower or a hat. Nuno felting uses the same materials but bonds wool fibers into a sheer fabric like silk. The process is used in making my scarves or to embellish a hat. All of my accessories display my love of flowers.
After graduating from Edinboro University with a BS in Art Education and graduate studies at Indiana University concentrating in fabrics, I taught art in the Kiski Area School District for 33 years. I have always had an interest in fabric techniques. I enrolled in embroidery and felting classes after retiring in 2008. I discovered a passion for felting and have combined my love of flowers in my present work. Flowers have always been a source of inspiration in my work. Before felting my business, called TENDER BLOSSOMS, was started to dry and frame wedding bouquets.