Jacki began felting in 2012 after being attracted to the texture and dimension of felt for many years – fascinated by its properties, how to make it, and how to make things with it. She has most enjoyed making bowls, vessels and wall hangings. She also worked with beads, sewing them onto her creations, which are made with merino wool. She uses both wet and needle felting processes, where the wool ﬁbers become intertwined to create a design and/or a form.
“Though I have learned how to manipulate the wool ﬁbers, felting still seems a bit miraculous to me because something wonderful, fun or unexpected happens every time I make something new. My hope is that my pieces will provide enjoyment, color and interest to a space and others will appreciate them as much as I enjoy making them.”