Featured Artist : Heart of Dreams Alpacas
Artist Bio / Statement
I'm an alpaca farmer in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. It was apparent early on that I was never going to be able to spin all the fiber we harvested from our herd from year to year so I learned how to felt. I started small with simple scarves and now I do hats, scarves, cloaks, wall hangings as well as spinning a variety of yarns. I try to take at least one seminar a year to try new techniques and exchange ideas. I also learn from the internet - felting groups, blogs, youtube are all wonderful tools and inspirations. I work exclusively with my herd's fiber and use the the natural colors as well as acid dyes and I'm starting to experiment with cake dyes. I love Dharma's choices in silk (and the prices are an added bonus) and I got some of the bamboo fabric to experiment with my heavier wearables, wall hangings and blankets.
My website, www.heartofdreamsalpacas.biz, shows our herd as well as our farm store and email contact.