My name is Karen Lane and I’m a Mixed Media Textile Artist with a passion for Feltmaking. I 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. I was keen to learn more and since then have been privileged to attend workshops with some of the best International feltmakers including Dagmar Binder, Gladys Paulus, Marjolein Dallinga and Annemie Keonen.
I have always found myself drawn to texture and often work with a limited colour palette to allow the texture to be the key element. Working with mixed media means I can combine hard and soft, smooth and rough, whether I’m creating a pendant, a wall hanging or a wearable. For me the tactile element plays a huge role in the design process.
Nature provides a never ending source of inspiration for my work, from trees and leaves to fossils and found objects, some of which are used as “inclusions” in my work.
I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association and run workshops, one to one or group sessions, in Feltmaking and Textile Art both here in the UK and in France.
If you would like a quote for a talk or a workshop, tailor-made for you or your group, please get in touch with me via the contact form. Likewise, any enquiries regarding purchasing my work or commissioning work can also be made via the contact form. No commission is too small so if you see something you like but want it in a different colour or style please don’t hesitate to ask! My work is also available to purchase in the Alford Craft Market Shop and the Alford Art Gallery which are both in Market Street, Alford, Lincs.