The variety of bezel shapes and sizes I am able to design using this new techniques astounds me. It is so satisfying and exciting to work on each new shape and composition. Of course, I am documenting each one so I can share them.
This one has a round of shorter stitches, which causes the 8s to pop out of the background. It is so lovely as is that I just can't seat a cab or rivoli in there.
Carol Cypher, a professional fiber artist focusing on feltmaking and beadwork, is known for her provocative pairing of the two mediums.
Cypher teaches in Australia, Japan and across the U.S.A. Her work is exhibited and widely published in the U.S.A. and Japan.
Author of HAND FELTED JEWELRY AND BEADS: 25 ARTFUL DESIGNS, MASTERING BEADWORK: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OFF-LOOM TECHNIQUES and HOW WE FELT: DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FROM CONTEMPORARY FELT ARTISTS, she is at work on another book. When asked to write a book on feltmaking for the Japanese publisher Patchwork Tsushin Co., her English manuscript was translated into Japanese by Motoko Natsubori and published October 2008.
She has shared her techniques on PBS, DIY and HGTV television networks in addition to workshops and classes worldwide.