Needle Felted Wool Landscapes
Using delicate layers of dyed roving, Jaana's needle felted wool textiles are built and anchored one wisp at a time with a notched needle until the image becomes fabric. With these materials, one can manipulate light and color in much the same way as an impressionist painter, with the resulting layers of fiber blended by the viewer’s eye. The organic textures of wool and wood energize each other as the textile is recessed into locally milled or reclaimed timber.
Check out Jaana's Book: Landscapes in Wool: The Art of Needle Felting
Jaana's book "Landscapes in Wool: The Art of Needle Felting" is now available! The book highlights 50 of Jaana's completed works and 5 full step-by-step tutorials. Click on the link below to learn more about how to purchase a signed copy directly from Jaana.
About Jaana Mattson
Jaana Mattson recently moved her home and studio from Minnesota to Western North Carolina. In 1999 she completed her MFA with a focus in fibers at UW-Seattle. After designing and producing art jewelry for 10 years, Jaana returned to her mixed-media roots to explore craft in new and sculptural dimensions through welding, stained glass, encaustic medium and fibers combined with found objects.
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