My Practice

I am a feltmaker and textile artist based in mid Cornwall.  I work with both new and found wools, fibres and materials and also include wood and wire in my work.  My garden and the natural world are the focus of my creative work.

Seeds of ideas –  planted into pots – nurturing and flowering.

Drawing, mark-making, writing and observation are central to my creative practice.  I like the simplicity and creative opportunities afforded by working in pen, ink and watercolour.

Evolution

Following completion of a degree in Contemporary Creative Practice I reconected with my garden and this has supported my growth and change of direction creatively, intellectually, physically and spiritually.  My felted pieces evolve organically, contain elements of experimentation and always begin with the seed of an idea.

I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association and am currently studying for my Certificate in Felting Techniques.  I continue to invest in my own knowledge and skills with continued learning and attendance at workshops. Alongside this I share skills and techniques with others through the delivery of my own workshops encouraging creativity for all ages.  The emphasis is that we should all aim to do the best we can with what we have.

How I Work

I work mindfully whilst in the making process and engage with the materials so that the outcome is always as good as it can be.  From the laying down of the initial fibres to the final action on any piece requires time, patience and a responsive, caring and understanding hand and mind.

I work from my studio at Krowji.  Have some of my work in the Blue Mist Gallery in St Ives and attend regular markets and other events in the county promoting felt as a sustainable material and felt making as an activity which is good for us in so many ways.

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https://www.krowji.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/bluemistgallery/

https://www.facebook.com/thesaffrontradingcompany/

My desk in W08, Krowjji

W08_Studio  Bettina-Holland