Dani Ives | Fiber Artist
Painting with wool
Since 2013, I've been exploring the needle felting technique of painting with wool. I like to describe it as using nontraditional materials like wool fiber, linen, felt and a barbed needle to mimic traditional painting and drawing techniques. My goal is to elevate the craft of needle felting and push the boundaries of this fiber art to be more revered as an artistic medium. So, I create highly detailed pieces that often surprise viewers when they learn the medium is wool. My work consists mostly of animal and botanical pieces, and I draw upon my background in biology and conservation education to help bring my favorite subjects to life.