Ashby Art

Art by Marie South

Felted Wool Pictures

During Spring 2018, Marie took part in a wet felted wool workshop with local artist Liz Emery, which was run by Etwall Art Club.  The workshop was very enjoyable with excellent instruction, and since then Marie has continued felting.She enjoys transforming topics from her sketches, watercolours and photographs into wet and needle felted wool pictures. Most of the pictures are built up using merino wool, and sometimes wool from rare breeds. Other textiles such as bamboo tops and silk are also incorporated into these pictures. Most of the work is available for purchase.

Marie was delighted that her Autumn Badger picture was awarded a Highly Commended at the 2018 Ashby Art Festival. Also her Wensleydale Longwool Sheep portrait won the people's Prize at the 2019 Ashby Art Festival Exhibition and was selected for exhibition in the Sock Gallery 2019 Summer Exhibition, Loughborough.