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Jennifer Giles

Fiber - Wearable

Contact Info:

Booth Number: 84

Email: jenne@harlequinfeltworks.com

Website: www.harlequinfeltworks.com

Description:

I use feltmaking techniques to transform wool & other fibers into sculptured textiles and wearable art. Through experimentation I discovered that wool, with it’s pliability and saturated palette, is similar to other fine art mediums like paint and clay.
I make each piece by applying wool as painterly strokes and fields of color to create a thick bed of fiber. From the very start, I must carefully choose layout and feltmaking strategies that will enable me to attain desirable design objectives. Wetting this matrix with hot soapy water, I mesh the fibers together by rolling and hand-working them in a process similar to sculpting with clay. By manipulating the wool fibers with sensitivity at each stage of the feltmaking process, I impart expressive character to my finished work.

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