#MarchMeetTheMaker with Rachel Morley
Please come along to the gallery on Saturday 31st March between 2-4pm, to see a live demonstration by Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist.
The Whitehouse Gallery was one of the first galleries Rachel Morley exhibited her hand made felt over 10 years ago and she has had a regular presence there ever since.
Rachel studied Fine Art originally and over the last 11 years has discovered the fascinating world of Felting. She creates unique hand made wool felt items in a variety of sculptural forms using the wool fibres of different sheep breeds. On the day Rachel will be demonstrating the making of her tiny rare breed bowls and a selection of her hand felted items will be on sale in the gallery.
You can meet Rachel Morley on her Instagram @feltyrach throughout the month of March as part of the Instagram challenge #MarchMeetTheMaker created by @joannehawker. This will very neatly culminate in a live demonstration of her felting practice on the last day of March at The Whitehouse Gallery.
A bit more about Rachel…..
Rachel Morley B.A Hons creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felting method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range of Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel experiments with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage of their varying qualities. As a contrast, Rachel enjoys the challenge of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls.
Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovative products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative.
Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Feltmaking. She is a member of The International Feltmakers Association and of Design Nation. She is a supporter of the Campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Rachel works from a studio in Hickling, a village situated between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray.