Updated: Oct 27, 2021
Meet our Membership Coordinator, Sandra Barrett. Sandra’s first felting experience was in the Lake District of England about 27 years ago. In 2004, after moving to Canada from Britain, felting became a regular part of her life. These days she felts three days a week at Eye of the Needle, her studio and gallery in Fernie, BC where she sells metalwork, fibre art and glass.
Recently we chatted to Sandra about her role at felt :: feutre canada.
What are you looking forward to sharing with members?
I would love for the online renewal process to work perfectly on the felt :: feutre canada website. I’m into my third year as Membership Coordinator and there are still glitches to overcome. However, members can also pay by cheque or e-transfer so I hope they will contact me if experiencing problems, so we can resolve them together.
What are you looking forward to creating in 2019?
I received a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust last year to travel to the felt :: feutre canada symposium in Nova Scotia. I have to show the results of my learning experience in an exhibition. To prepare, I have built a wooden frame to paint more silk using the techniques I learned from Ellen Bakker and I’m finishing the still life felted landscapes from Moy Mackay’s three day class. The exhibition is called “and yet… painting with wool and silk.” It will be at the Eye of the Needle Gallery in Fernie, BC from February 28 for a month. I’m looking forward to felting more landscapes of the Rocky Mountains in 2019 – using Moy’s techniques to develop my own style.
Visit Eye of the Needle: https://www.fernieforge.ca/gallery/tour