Using one of the oldest of all fabric techniques, artisan Jenne Giles felts wool fibers together using hot water and soap, followed by rolling, scrubbing, pulling, and cutting - all by hand - to create a unique sculptural scarf crafted from Merino wool, tussah silk and silk chiffon. "Wool has a will of its own," explains Giles, who was drawn to felting because it combines her love of painterly color, sculptural form, and folk art. "I listen to it, learn what it will do and where it will go, coax it into new sculptural forms and painterly effects." Although fabulous, her striking scarves and wraps are functional and warm - and available at ArtfulHome.com.
- Lesley Scott