As well as my online Etsy shop, I have participated in artists and makers events run by Sally Evans including a demonstration event in Thame Town Hall as part of Thame Art Crawl.
In 2022 I will be participating in the following:
The MS Centre Popup Art Weekend https://www.popupartweekend.org.uk
Longwick Art Show https://www.longwickartshow.co.uk
Bledlow Art Exhibition
Sally Evans Events https://sallyevansevents.com
Thame Art Crawl as part of the Sally Evans group https://thameartcrawl.com
To view my works in progress please visit https://instagram.com/mariejones.fibreart
To purchase online, visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarieJonesFibreArt
Marie Jones Fibre Art originates from a love of working with yarns and fibres, designing and creating handmade art and unique gifts. I also take commission work which is a privilege and rewarding.
Growing up in Scotland, I was taught wool crafts by my Gran. With a passion to explore new techniques, I have been developing my style ever since, combining different skills from Tunisian crochet to wool felting and wool "painting"
School and university took me down a very interesting scientific path, but I had always dreamed of spending my time creating in a more artistic way. I have come to learn that designing/planning and researching an experiment, whether it is scientific or artistic, is well worth the effort when the outcome is exciting and pleasing.
Getting married, looking after my family and moving to Buckinghamshire provided the opportunity to think about a change in direction for me.
I still find myself drawn to the wild coastlines and landscapes of my childhood when creating dramatic felt paintings.
Moving to Bucks has provided a whole new, gentler landscape in which to find inspiration, with beautiful rolling hills and woodlands.
There are so many ways in which wool fibres can be manipulated to evoke the changing colours and textures of nature around us as the seasons unfold throughout the year. Wet felting and needle felting wool layers is the basis of my art work and from there the possibilities to incorporate textiles and other fibres are endless.
Embellishing with embroidery and hand stitching gives each piece texture and depth, bringing the scene to life.
It is a continuous learning process and as a self taught artist, this brings both challenge and joy.