Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wonderful Felt Art by Friends of HeartFelt Silks - Part 1

Today we are starting a new series on the blog where we will be sharing with you the artwork of our feltmaker-friends from around the world. These artists are all extremely talented, and we are so happy to be sharing their work. We are also honored that they all use our felting tools, the Palm Washboards, in their work, and that they find the tools useful.

So, here it is -- Part 1 of the series, and stay tuned for more beautiful felt art by our artists/friends, coming soon!

Sandra Struck-Germann is a feltmaker from Germany who creates, among other things, remarkable 3D felt sculptures and portraits.

Image Copyright: Sandra Struck Germann

Image Copyright: Sandra Struck Germann
Below is an amazing portrait in felt Sandra created based on a childhood portrait of our daughter Kirsten.

Image Copyright: Sandra Struck Germann

Another felt and mixed media artist whom we respect very much and whose work we adore is Jan Waller. Follow her artist page on Facebook for daily inspiration from the world of felt, and see photos of her incredible works in progress.

Image Copyright: Jan Waller

Jan also teaches felt-making, and she does custom portraits in felt too, so you can contact her for a commission! In the upper right corner in the above picture is a current-day portrait of our daughter Kirsten!

Image Copyright: Jan Waller

One of our earliest supporters is the excellent Cheryl Gentry, and we are so grateful to have had Cheryl cheering for us from the early days of HeartFelt Silks, that has meant a lot to us! Cheryl was also kind to write about our felting tools for the website Cool Tools. Thank you, Cheryl! Here's a very cool collar Cheryl made with merino, alpaca, banana silk thread and Cotswold locks, using our Original, Rounded, and Mini Palm Washboards.

Image by Cheryl Gentry
Here's another very special felted wall hanging by Cheryl Gentry

Another dear friend and supporter we want to mention is Cami Smith, a felt-maker and felting teacher who is also the Online Content Editor for Fiber Art Now magazine. We love seeing what projects Cami makes, and here is a color/texture study she shared with us.

Image by Cami Smith
Image by Cami Smith

We like Iona Loyola's nuno felted designs very much, and we are so pleased to know that our felting tools have come in handy in her work. Please visit Iona's website, shop, and see her designs at art shows in the NYC area, too!

Image Copyright: Iona Loyola
We have a lot more beautiful felt-making to share with you, so please come back to our blog soon, for Part 2 of our series "Wonderful Felt Art by Friends of HeartFelt Silks"!


  1. Thank you Robbin!! I love you guys and all the gorgeous work here! xxx

  2. Haha... That piece is just one of my experiments ! Everyone in my last workshop loved your Palm washboard. Fun to show them different tools and they all came back saying that they needed the washboard.