Inspired by nature. Crafted by hand.
My next showing will be on November 18/19 at Watson's Mill in historic Manotick. Come to the village, pick up a local coffee and scone and join me and other local artists at the Mill!
Hope to see you then.
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as I'm always up to something new and exciting. My next show will be published here soon. Check out my "Events" link for future shows!
Presently, Wool & Paddle products include made items, such as vessels/bottle art; mushrooms. folksy pieces such as fish, elves, owls and nests as well as upcycled wool treasures such as cozy blankets and stockings. Many items are seasonal in nature so this site is updated regularly.
My work often incorporates found items in nature such as wild grapevine, acorn shells, driftwood and shells.
My pursuit began around 2010 when I put my passion for wool (in the form of knitting, upcycling and wet felting) on display at a few local markets and fairs.
It has since grown both in variety and scope to include needle felting, some nuno work and 3D wool sculpting. I am always learning and love to teach others about this wonderful medium.
I have always loved wool. As a child, I was drawn to the cozy and mild nature of sheep and learned to knit (long before YouTube could do that!). From there, I took courses and tutorials from esteemed artists (including Andrea Graham, Sara Renzulli, Marie Spaulding, and others) and gathered local knowledge on fibre processing. I keep le
I have always loved wool. As a child, I was drawn to the cozy and mild nature of sheep and learned to knit (long before YouTube could do that!). From there, I took courses and tutorials from esteemed artists (including Andrea Graham, Sara Renzulli, Marie Spaulding, and others) and gathered local knowledge on fibre processing. I keep learning about the magic of wool.
I am winding down my career as a registered nurse and have found joy, tranquility and comfort being surrounded by wool. I hope you love what I churn out as much as I enjoy making it!
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For now, my online shop is not active. I sell wool as well as finished pieces at markets around the area. Currently, I am focused on my Christmas line (wool stockings, blankets, Christmas ornaments and gifts) which will be showcased mostly in Manotick this season.
Check out the Events tab and see where I will be!
(Pssst: you can always email me if you are interested in a specific piece/colour theme)
The world of wool is vast - there are many ways to work with it including wet felting (typically done with Merino wool and embellishments such as silks, bamboo, fabrics) and 2D or 3D needle felting (typically done with a coarser wool such as Corriedale). My recommendation would be to start by watching YouTube videos - Sarafina Art and Living Felt are my favourites. Then get a starter kit with some quality wool.
You can always contact me about a 1:1 session, a class, or questions about my wool. I'm happy to chat!
It can feel overwhelming at first as there are no limits to what you can do with wool. I am constantly learning and growing with this medium.
Yes! I love to share my love of wool with others. Class time/topic offerings will be posted soon, and can be either in my Manotick home studio or yours, depending on location.