Fairies so small they can hardly be seen, except for the laughing child within. Fairies so happy and kind, so gentle and wild, so go on and dance my wild fairy child.

ART

Creating woolie wet felted textile pictures is a passion of Franziska.

Franziska discovered making larger pictures out of wool by pure accident. What started out to be a broch became so much bigger, that she needed a frame rather then a pin to mount it.

And so, began my journey of felting loose fibres into actual pictures. The process is simple, but the outcome my not. As I lay loose merino fibres on a blanket of more loose fibres, the inspired design starts a life of its own. I can only ground or bind the fibres form distorting again by adding warm soapy water. The felting process has begun. Now it is down to me and a pinch of good luck that the design stays in place. The wool picture is now being stroked, rubbed, and agitated with my hands. This process takes elbow crease and patience. I can not rush the felting process as I need to check the accuracy of the design very frequently while I am doing the agitation of the wool.

I have only one chance to get it right, there is no coming back a second time.

The finer details are added when the wool wet felted picture is dry. I do this either by hand or with free motion embroidery with my beloved sewing machine.

I am using merino wool unless otherwise stated. The wool I use is mulesing free. This is important to me. I also use silks, other wool locks for different textures, wool yarn, fabrics, and other treads.

I am amazed every time on how much detail I can achieve using only loose wool fibres.

I also love the fact that my raw material is created by eating grass…..lots of it.

ART

Creating woolie wet felted textile pictures is a passion of Franziska.

(Note: Ordered art work will be shipped within 7 days of order placed.)

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