Painting with wool

Turning the Hay by textile artist, Sue Lewis

Wonderful woollen pictures.

Ever since Sue can remember, she has always had pens, pencils and a pad of paper in her hand.

Sue became hooked on textile art about seven years ago after reading an article about wet felting. Suitably intrigued and unable to find any local classes, she taught herself.  After falling in love with this method of 'painting with wool' and gaining more experience, Sue introduced freestyle stitching to her pieces and started to hand dye fleece to add texture.

Wherever possible, Sue uses locally sourced, rare breed fleece.  There's a certain satisfaction to collecting fleece clipped straight from the sheep, washing it, hand dying it and transforming it into beautiful artwork. Sue now has a small flock of Wensleydales who provide her with beautiful curly locks.

Sue also enjoys photography and as her pieces have developed this has come to play more of a role when sourcing ideas for her textile paintings. The stunning skies and the changing light of the Dartmoor  landscape are an endless source of inspiration.