Monday, January 14, 2013

Fibre Artist, Kathy Kinsella

My friend, Kathy Kinsella, is a fibre artist who creates gorgeous wall hangings, handbags and felted cuffs.  We are both members and take part every July in the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts here in Sorrento.  All the artists who submit work for the juried part of the show, as well as the gift shop, get involved by volunteering their time.  Many of the artists also provide demos to the public throughout the 8 day show.  I sat for some time watching Kathy demonstrate her felting technique.  It was fascinating to learn how she would combine various fibres using different colors and textures to create her beautiful designs.

Kathy has an Etsy shop where you can see some of her handiwork.  These are some of the felted cuffs she made using our handcrafted buttons.

It was a fun collaboration where Kathy gave me samples of the colors she was using and then I made various buttons in the styles she requested.  Check out more of her work here.

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