Karen Lane – My F-Plan Diet…Fabric, Fibre & Felting
February 6, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
An illustrated journey from first discovering in 2014 that feltmaking and textile art were an actual ‘thing’, through to the present day. Viewers will see lots of examples of Karen’s work and she will share many of the materials and techniques that her use.
Karen’s background is in Visual Merchandising/Display and Adult Training. Whilst running local craft workshops for adults with special needs in 2014 she discovered felt making and textile art. These two disciplines went on to develop side by side. Karen joined three local textile groups and began experimenting with fabric and stitch. That same year she saw the fabulous exhibition Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt which set her on a mission to learn all she could about Feltmaking.
As a result of her work touring with Grosvenor Shows she began to receive requests for workshops and in 2016 began teaching Textile Art & Feltmaking for groups and individuals. In 2019 Karen was invited to teach at the Quilters Guild AGM and that same year was a guest tutor at Sweet Nothings Retreat in Saint-Vallier.
With the worst of the pandemic over (fingers tightly crossed!) she will be returning to Sweet Nothings in September 2022. Previous exhibitions include the NEC, Manchester, Harrogate, Oundle, Corby Glen, Lincoln and Karen is a regular at The Big Textile Show in Leicester.