Katy Small Felted Yarns

Felted yarns, the name of my website, comes from my wish to tell stories through my pictures. Felting is the process of making a fabric from fibres. I hope I have combined two of my loves into one place – fibres and stories in all their glorious forms.

Katy Small Felted Yarns

Welcome to Felted Yarns ...

Felted yarns, the name of my website, comes from my wish to tell stories through my pictures

The dictionary definition for the word ‘yarn’ - thick thread made of cotton or wool, which is used to knit things or a story of adventures, travels etc, usually made more exciting and interesting by adding things that never really happened. I loved the idea that I could combine both meanings into my work.

Felting is the process of making a fabric from fibres. I hope I have combined two of my loves into one place – fibres and stories in all their glorious forms.

I am a  member of  the Walton Group of Artists and Artists Around Wetherby. I have been able to exhibit with both groups locally. This is a relatively new venture, where I hope to develop my painting skills and experiment even further with mixed media.

I work in my lovely ‘seaside blue’ potting shed. I use Merino wool tops to blend gorgeous colours of fibres together to create a landscape or background. Then I come into the warmth of the house to machine embroider or hand embroider the details on the pictures.

Colour and texture are integral. The colours in our landscapes are ever changing and beautiful at any time of the year. The textures of fibres, yarns and other textile materials are incorporated. Each piece is experimental.

You can discover my original felted paintings here, a range of cards and prints here, and enjoy a virtual tour of my studio here.

Felted Yarns Latest news and creations ...

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Scotts Arms Pub and Restaurant, Sicklinghall

Some of art work, prints and cards can be seen and bought from the Scotts Arms Pub, restaurant and guest rooms.

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Artists around Wetherby - 3rd Open Studios

Busy Summer - 3rd Open Studios; a commission and an exhibition.

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Autumn 2021 - Christmas Fairs debut

First Christmas Fairs and another exhibition.

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AAW - 2nd Open Studios Tour

My second open studio, which was also affected by covid. I have described my working processes here.

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Summer 2021

This post describes a Summer of firsts and exhibitions.

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First Open Studio - Artists Around Wetherby

This post talks about the very first Open Studio in which I've taken part.

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The start of my felting journey

I will share all of my news and events here. I would like to describe the start of my journey into fibres, yarns and felting.

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Collingham and Harewood Inspiration

Collingham and Harewood Inspiration. I get plenty of inspiration from the landscapes on my doorstep. I love to walk through the fields and woods near my home in Collingham. Although my photographs are amateur, I take lots because they inspire each piece of work.

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