Maxine Shattock

 

The combination of an interest in textiles and a love of wildlife has helped me create my 'Wildlife Wool Paintings'. Two felt making techniques are used to create my paintings.  Firstly the background is made using the traditional felting method known as wet felting using merino wool, soap, warm water and a little elbow grease! The next stage is to add the wildlife, for this the more modern felting technique of needle felting is applied. Using a barbed felting needle to blend the different coloured fibres I am effectively painting with wool.