Gwen's Felted Paintings,  teacher

Gwen's Felted Paintings

Gwen's Felted Paintings

local_activity classes: FeltingTextiles

5.0 (2)
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I am a felt artist and ecologist based in Dunblane, Scotland. I am passionate about the UK’s native flora and fauna and am inspired by the beauty and variety of the UK’s landscapes; in particular the dramatic mountainscapes and beautiful coastlines of Scotland where I live, and Wales where I was born.

I was introduced to needle-felting through a charitable event with the Bat Conservation Trust. Having made a small three-dimensional bat, I was hooked! I spent a few months creating small sculptures, before coming across the technique of using coloured wool to ‘paint’, which then became my main focus.

To create a painting, I use needle-felting and wet-felting techniques, often using several rounds of both to achieve the desired effect. Needle-felting is the process by which a barbed needle is used to tangle coloured wool into place, whilst wet-felting uses hot soapy water and agitation to further felt the fibres together. The whole process often takes weeks to complete and, while the fibres can have a mind of their own, I love the wonderful textures and effects that the natural fibres can produce.




Laura Allan May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Despite all the other people booked on the class having to cancel at the last minute the lovely teacher still ran the class for just me which was so kind! She showed and explained how to do things clearly and gave different options on how to do it. A lovely afternoon well spent and really pleased with the finished product. Fantastic!

Textiles class review by Laura Allan

Laura Allan Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop! The teacher was very nice, cheery and very helpful. My kit arrived in time and had more than enough material to create the bluetit. I felt i learnt a lot about this technique and will definitely have another go. A really enjoyable afternoon. Well worth it!

Needle Felt a Blue Tit review by Laura Allan
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