Emma Bevan - FfolkyFfelt
About Emma Bevan - FfolkyFfelt
Emma is a qualified artist and tutor. The wool she uses is sourced locally, or from native breeds , and mainly hand-dyed. Using local wool provides provenance between the fleece, and the farmers who provide it, the landscape and her creations. Emma loves the versatility of wool and how such a simple substance transforms, with a labour of love, into so many different forms. Emma uses traditional techniques such as wet felting, and more modern methods of needle felting, often combining the two. All her work is designed and made in her studio. A variety of designs are created for shows and events, and Emma receives many commissions for bespoke pieces. Due to the handmade nature of the work, each piece will be unique. Emma lives in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of Wales, from where she draw much of her inspiration; Emma is also inspired and intrigued by folklore, and tales or our ancestors, finding that a little touch of magic sparks life into a new project. Emma is passionate about sustainability and aims to promote the many versatile uses of wool wherever she travels. As a qualified Tutor and artist, Emma loves to teach her art to others, as passing on traditional skills is very important to her - classes ranging from 1-2-1 to large groups. In addition, she also curates exhibitions and arts and crafts events, as well as her gallery, The Makers, in Crickhowell.
I specialise in creating my 'feltscapes' and 3D sculptures, which are often made to order, of either landscapes, portraits or symbology. In addition, I am busy running workshops and courses in felt-making techniques. I love creating both smaller quirky pieces, as well as bigger, bolder pieces of art.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
This Swan was created with refuge in mind; it is created with a wet-felted background, then needlefelted to create the swan and the wing which is 3D, standing proud from the framed picture.