Stacy Polson – needle felting artist

 

(Needle felting: The act of interlocking fibers by stabbing them repeatedly with a barbed needle causing them to tangle and bind to each other or onto a canvas.)

I’ve always had a passion for textile arts. As a young girl I made intricately appliqued coats and tapestries on my simple sewing machine and wore them like walking murals.  One day I began wondering how 17th century Japanese woodcuts might look made of wool and fabric and I set about trying to recreate the look of that period. Creating one of my "wool paintings" takes literally thousands of stabs from start to finish – sometimes gently poking with a single fragile needle and other times pounding the canvas with scary, medieval looking tools.  

      

Shows:

The Riversea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon

The Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Childhood End Gallery in Olympia, Washington

Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fiber Art Now “Interwoven” exhibit at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, Massachusetts

 

In addition, my "Extra-terrestrial Way of Tea" teapot is part of the permanent collection at the Kamm Teapot Foundation.

       

Magazine Articles:

Art Doll Quarterly February 2012 Issue

Fiber Art Now Magazine Spring 2013 Issue

Fiber Art Now Magazine Spring 2013 Issue

Felt Magazine December 2013 Issue

Fiber Art Now Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

      

Books:

Artistry in Fiber 2017 - Volume I: wall art