In the Line of Fibre offers offers 2D quality hand-made fibre portraits, most often of family pets as a memorial to their place in your hearts.
Owner, Megan, explains, “My passion is in natural fibres and portraiture. Combining the two together has given me the ability to create art that is more organic and the effects are works that speak to the viewer. When a portrait is commissioned, I want to make sure that the pet is realistically portrayed because most orders are a tribute to the life of the pet, and the owner has an emotional connection. The eyes draw you in and make you believe they are speaking to you long after they are gone.”
Using photos, an exact likeness is created, layer by layer using wool and other fibres. The portrait takes on a 2D quality and comes alive. Consulting with the customer throughout the entire process, I am able to create a work of art that is cherished by the owner.
When a person or family loses their beloved pet there is a void in their lives. The greatest feeling is seeing the joy on their faces when the portrait is revealed. It gives them a memorial they can cherish.
ABOUT MEGAN: Megan has a passion for all things fibre. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for 10 years taught her to appreciate excellent quality fibre. A studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair and alpaca, Megan felted hats and shawls, wove, spun and knit. Megan moved back to Canada in 2008, shipping all her wool and fibres.
In 2009, needlefelting started to become more popular as a creative medium. Combining her love of portraiture with wool, alpaca and other fibres, Megan strives to create realistic animal and people portraits using
this amazing technique. She is now exploring the combination of wet felting with needlefelting and embellishing on the sewing machine. Megan is focusing this year in teaching others to embrace this form of fibre art. Her students enjoy their workshops and leave with the ability to continue on their own journey with the knowledge of transferring the image, blending colors and work with different fibres to create a unique work of art.