US – Kristi Felts

How were you first introduced to felt?

I started knitting with a group called helping hands. Most of the ladies raised sheep, spun wool and then shared it in this group. I bought a couple of shetland sheep to eat my grass. Then I read an article in Threads magazine about making felt in the washing machine. I tried it and it worked, but was pretty bad. Then I met Joan Braganza and I took several of the classes that she organized and she also taught me around her kitchen table.

What are you favorite wools with which to work?

I like almost all wool. For wearing it I prefere merino or faulkland. For rugs I like Romney the best.

From what do you get your inspiration?

Nature mostly, I have been working on wearables the last few years.

What are you favorite materials to combine with felt? 

Silk and silk paper

What would you like to try that you have not done before? (installation art, books, wearable’s, teaching, dyeing, raising your own sheep..or even a new artistic field or media…)

I would love to do some installation art.

Are you currently working on a special project that you would like to share?

Currently working on Dragons for Fashion Fantastico 2012 and Fire for Felt United.

Can you share with us names of inspiring artists or work, not necessarily in the textile field.

Elis Vermeulen, Birgitte Krag Hansen, Mehmet Girgic

Link to Kristi’s Facebook page

Kristi’s website

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5 Comments on “US – Kristi Felts”

  1. Conni Diack
    December 13, 2012 at 16:05 #

    Just looked at your work…I live in Oregon…just started to felt in Feb….cannot get enough…Do you ever come to Oregon to teach?

  2. Mieke van Willigen
    September 11, 2012 at 07:45 #

    Beautiful work Kristi and is was very nice meeting you at Horsts workshop!

  3. April 9, 2012 at 07:44 #

    Love your work

  4. March 18, 2012 at 13:09 #

    Just fabulous!

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