Jodi Clayton says that her business One Lupine Fiber Arts “has grown out of my love for wool and my respect for the rich history of textile development and design. Hand felting is an ancient artistic tradition used in every corner of the world to create shelter, clothing, fine art and more.”
One Lupine products are comprised of fiber from sheep raised in Maine by growers who value their flocks, and are committed to rural living in Northern New England. She purchases wool as raw fleece and hand processes it to create the washed, dyed, combed and spun fiber found in her kits and finished work. This hand processing ensures that no two kits are exactly alike, and each finished piece is unique.
Felt is durable, beautiful and welcoming, adding a distinctive and inviting touch to any space. Hand felting itself is easy and fun, providing an excellent opportunity for artistic expression for anyone at any age. Working with wool is, by definition, an exercise in sustainability, utility and balance. It is one of the many ways to live artfully in this world.
Jodi and her beautiful crafted and hand felted pieces will be exhibiting at Arts in the Park in Belfast on July 12 and 13.