Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists. This month has been generously sponsored by Artists of the Limberlost.
“Windswept” by Danielle Hutt is a pillow created using a wool blanket as the background with the windswept pine added through the art of needle felting.
“Needle felting has such a neat texture and look,” Danielle says. “The types of wool I use are called rovings. These wool rovings can sometimes take on a life of their own, making every design so different and unique, whether I planned it or not.”
About the artist:
“It all started when my Grandma taught me how to knit and I loved it immediately,” says Danielle. “I was then introduced to high-quality 100 per cent wool and all of the awesome things you could do with it. Knitting, wet felting, and my personal favourite, needle felting.”
Since then, she has been exploring different forms of needle felting, landing on pillows and wall art as her favourite to create, using reclaimed wool blankets as her canvas.
Danielle can often be found rooting through thrift stores, the closets of family and friends, and good old Kijiji looking for wool blankets.
“I am also always happy to accept donations. If you know of a lonely wool blanket no longer in use – it’s like pure gold to me!” she notes.
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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