Wendy Bailye

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An award winning Australian contemporary felt artisan and designer. Working with an eclectic mix of wool fibres, fabrics, silks, threads and recycled materials, Wendy produces fibre rich artworks and wearables.
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wendybailye.com
Facebook Page link
facebook.com/thefeltstudio

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The making of handmade wool felt is an ancient technique that has developed into a very advanced contemporary art form including the use of a wide variety of modern materials in the process. Feltmaking is a process of transformation, combining fabrics and fibres with great alchemy into a pleasing finished product.

Wendy has been felt making for 20 years and runs a
vibrant felt art studio, The Felt Studio, from her home in the Samford Valley, in Brisbane , Australia. Here she runs workshops as well as working on commissions and refining her personal felt making practice. Wendy teaches her skill nationally and internationally has been Featured Artist with Expertise Events travelling with the Craft and Quilt Fairs to each state in Australia. She is always refining her skills learning from many other talented artists and students who so generously share their wealth of knowledge with her.

Felting provides a creative outlet that is both unique and full of challenge. It is always the process that inspires and fires her imagination; the finished product is often far from thought. By playing so much is learnt! Felt is such a versatile medium that has so many practical applications-the possibilities are never ending. It is this that intrigues her most about felt. Wendy is inspired from within her inner landscape in combination with the never ending inspiration of colours, textures and patterns in the outer world. She enjoys the design freedom that felt making gives her. Her designs are vibrant and colourful and each piece is a unique creation. She is a passionate ambassador for feltmaking having been both Assistant Editor and Co-Editor of Felt Magazine. She is thrilled to be passing on her skills through her online lessons with The Hat Academy and her other teaching engagements in Australia and overseas. Enjoy !

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