Painting with wool

Fresh pasture by Sue Lewis

While you enjoy a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, you can also view Sue Lewis' wonderful woollen pictures.

Creativity has always been a part of Sue Lewis' life in one form or another. She became hooked on textile art about four years ago after reading an article about wet felting and she self taught.

Wet felting warm soapy water is applied to layers of animal hairs placed at 90 degree angles to one another. Repeated agitation and compression causes the fibres to hook together into a single piece of fabric.

Sue fell in love with this method of 'painting with wool' and got more experience as she introduced free style stitching into the process and hand dying fleeces.  Sue's love of the Dartmoor landscape is reflected in her work.