Needle Felt a quirky bird with Ruth Packham, Art on Saturday 16th March.
Ruth is a brilliant textiles artist and maker specialising in all things wool and fibre. Her unique approach to needle felting is fun and is full of personality. During the day Ruth will be teaching you how to make your very own quirky bird to take home and treasure forever.
Ruth's work draws inspiration from the natural world; the patterns and colours of nature, flora and fauna, the landscape in which she lives. Ten years ago Ruth made her first piece of felt using wool fibre and was instantly mesmerised, intrigued and in awe of the new possibilities for her practice felt making. Ruth has taught in schools, youth groups, residential homes for the elderly, art centres and at festivals and craft fairs. Ruth exhibits regularly in UK in galleries and at contemporary craft fairs. She travels extensively with her work and has recently completed an artist residency in Senegal.