Be still my beating heart!

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"Be still my beating heart!" This piece of whimsy is made from merino and silk fibres meshed together through the process of wet felting. The box frame is 15 x 20cm and is free standing. The picture size is 10 x 13 cm.

How do I make my images?

I use New Zealand merino wool, silk, wool fibre and colotton dyed in numerous colours and blend the loose fibres to produce the colours I want. These fibres are carefully laid out and then entangled with each other with the use of warm soapy water and friction to bind them to become sturdy felt. The process of wet felting causes the original layout to shrink and condense as the felt forms. There is a randomness and unpredictability about it that I love. I leave the felt to dry, then sharpen the image with the use of needle felting techniques, free motion machine embroidery and occasionally hand embroidery. Each step improves the depth and character of the picture. The final picture is attached to mount board and framed without glass in a simple box frame to best show the beautiful qualities of the felt.
All of my pictures are original to me.
The purchased picture will be carefully bubble wrapped and sent through NZPost. A tracking number will be emailed to the customer.

Payment options

  • Cash on pick-up
  • Bank deposit

Shipping details

  • Ships from Cromwell, New Zealand.
  • $10.00 Tracked within NZ
    ($5.00 with another item)
  • Rural delivery charge applies.
    Pick up by arrangement.
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Wool is indeed cool. Let's celebrate this amazing New Zealand product.