Michelle McKee Hand Felted Fine Art
Textile Artist, Michelle McKee uses un-spun wool to make hand felted atmospheric pictures. She was introduced to felt making during her studies for a Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Fine and Applied Art, at the University of Ulster. Working from her studio at the Donegal Craft Village, Michelle employs soapy water and un-spun wool to create hand felted scenes. The work is finished with machine stitch and hand embroidery which adds interesting depth and detail. ‘I love nature, animals, dramatic skies, transient seasons. My aim is to create art work which captures an emotion – often I will notice a moment when the light, mood and content of a scene causes me to stop and take a breath. I reflect on that image and I later record those feelings and visions in my felt art work’.