Karen Lane is our speaker for July. Her talk is entitled "My F Plan Diet.
Karen Lane is a Mixed Media Textile Artist with a passion for Feltmaking. She discovered the art of Feltmaking in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the very physical and tactile process of transforming loose soft fibres into a unique piece of seamless felt. She was keen to learn more and since then has been privileged to attend workshops with some of the best International feltmakers including Dagmar Binder, Gladys Paulus, Marjolein Dallinga and Annemie Keonen.
She has always found herself drawn to texture and often works with a limited colour palette to allow the texture to be the key element.Working with mixed media means she can combine hard and soft, smooth and rough, whether she is creating a pendant, a wall hanging or a wearable.For her the tactile element plays a huge role in the design process.
Nature provides a never ending source of inspiration for her work, from trees and leaves to fossils and found objects, some of which are used as “inclusions” in her work.
She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and runs workshops, one to one or group sessions, in Feltmaking and Textile Art both here in the UK and in France.