Alison Cannon, craft artist and owner of woollymamma fiber arts, makes beautiful felted wool decor with rich colors, vibrant designs and layers of texture.
Alison explains, “I make felted wool pieces using a combination of shibori, applique, and reverse applique. Shapes and textures from nature inspire my designs, but so too do the funky pop-art shapes of the ’70s design I grew up with! My art is meant to be an interactive experience. Each work starts as a knitted fabric that is then fulled and manipulated in various ways. There is an element of surprise in the process. Once fulled, wool is very responsive and strong. I can coax the felt into various dimensions and shapes. I love making beautiful, practical, interactive artworks for the home and workspace—where they can be enjoyed every day. After years of experimenting in many different art forms, I fell in love with felted wool. It’s such a versatile medium—like a fabric that I can paint and sculpt with.”