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What is Felting

What is Felting

Wet Felting is the incredibly ancient and seemingly magical process of taking fluffy wool, adding warm water and soap, bashing the living daylights out of it and ending up with beautiful tactile wearable art. Felting occurs when fiber is moist, alkaline and physically agitated. The warm water and soap causes the […]

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nuno felting

Nuno felting is the art of combining wet felting techniques on to natural fibers such as silk. The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The fibers can completely cover the background fabric, or they may […]

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Bits and Pieces

About Orlaith

Orlaith Murphy is a mixed media artist and a horticulturist. Living in Wicklow, her art reflects and embraces her love of nature. Orlaith believes that, the patterns and colors of nature can be found in all things and if we are receptive to the infinite design influences found in the natural world, the creative possibilities are endless. E-mail: orlaith@orlaithmurphy.com