Meet the Instructor Series
Fly in the Fibre introduces our favourite instructors continuing with Leah Wilson of Amazing Felted Fibre Arts.
Leah has been teaching her amazing and creative needle felting skills for over two years with Fly in the Fibre. Her creations are sure to make you smile and her designs are cute and simple so they can be completed by beginners and those with more needle felting experience.
“As an artist it is my constant goal to create paintings & sculpture that encapsulates cuteness in abundance, that radiates vibrancy & goodness, with the intention to inspire interest in the Needle Felted Fibre Arts.
As an instructor, it is rewarding to teach the “fine art” techniques learned over my lifetime of formal training and experience – as I have always believed that these skills and techniques can be learned by anyone. When applied to felting wool fibre, these fine art techniques enable others to embrace their own creative exploration while learning to needle felt wool. (artistic skill & experience is not required)” (Leah Wilson)
Leah has been reaching beyond the Creston Valley to share her passion and love for needle felting. She has been teaching in places such as Elkford, New Denver, Blairmore, Kelowna, Lethbridge, Nelson, and Castlegar. Travelling has provided Leah with opportunities to connect with so many who have grown to love this form of fibre art.
“The name of my company is a result of the words people often say when experiencing a workshop, or perhaps are being introduced to a 2D wool painting, or holding the soft textured fibre sculpture of a cute fox, bunny, or bear.
“That is Amazing!”
Inspired by that reaction, & the vast amount of cuteness and vibrant art that can be made from felting wool, I am compelled to create constantly, & reach out the world to teach “needle felting”. To create beautiful & touchable artistic works.” (Leah Wilson)
Visit Fly in the Fibre to purchase Leah’s work or sign up for a class at www.flyinthefibre.c