Beverley Neeves - Textile Artist
I make hand felted pictures, wall hangings, cushions, bags, cards and creatures using various types of wool: Merino, Shetland, Jacob, Cheviot, Wensleydale and Black Hebridean. The majority of my work is created using the wet felting technique and some is also embellished with machine embroidery and silk. My inspiration comes from the natural environment: landscapes, plants, animals and birds. I try to re-create the feel and atmosphere of a scene, whether it's the grandeur of the mountains of Skye or sheep grazing in a Suffolk field.
From an early age, I have always enjoyed working with fibres and fabrics and I love experimenting with the colour and texture that wool offers. Due to the nature of wet felting, I can never be absolutely certain how my "felt paintings" will turn out. As a result, no two pieces are ever the same so each item is unique. To find out more please follow this link to a recent article in "Velvet Magazine"
See also:- www.facebook.com/flossyfelts