Paulina Bartnik is a Polish textile artist based in Lublin. Her work amazes equally art lovers, textile crafters and bird enthusiasts. She creates beautifully detailed bird brooches using techniques of needle felting and embroidery. Paulina graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, but she is mostly self-taught in the field of embroidery.
Perhaps it is the less formal aspects of art education that have the most
profound long term implications for creativity, for much of Michala’s work is rooted in her childhood experiences of rural Northamptonshire, and above all in play. She recalls her childhood playing in the fields, woods and park, collecting raw material from the landscape, pulling shreds of wool from barbed wire fences, weaving with grass and twigs, building dens and climbing into the stacked logs of the felled elm trees that once lined the roads.
American fibre artist Karen Kamenetzky believes that all change happens on an infinitesimal level and results in the world we experience everyday. Kamenetzky creates a kind of invented biology, zooming in on that fundamental nature of things and bringing it into vision. She works loosely from sketches but each piece travels a route of evolution and change.
Originally from Oliver, B.C., Trish Raine moved to Fredericton, NB, and happily found footing within the local fibre scene. Outside of her work as an occupational therapist, she has immersed herself in her craft, felting in her free time, creating one-of-a-kind wearable felt, as well as art pieces that have been included in various art and fibre shows. She felts year round and sells her wares at winter craft fairs in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as Moncton and Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The needle is something really special. from fluffy ‘nothing’ (sorry for this expression) you can create the whole new world. So welcome to Key Petal’s magical world of sculptural needle felting. Where wondrous fluffs of wool transform into whimsical characters with heart and soul.