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Artist of the Month- Jamie Victor

February features Jamie Victor, who founded Knitterbug Designs in 2004, making this year the 20th anniversary of creating elegant and luxurious hand knit one of a kind knit scarves. These scarves are crafted with premium quality yarns: custom or hand-dyed silks, cashmere, and extra fine mohair.

In 2015, Jamie began learning Nuno felting from felt artist Linda Fead and now creates Jamie’s Felt Flower Designs. Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed around 1992 by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia. The technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Learning the art from Linda Fead, as well as from YouTube videos, Jamie fell in love with the technique and has been working to improve her flowers for the past few years. Jamie starts with a felt top, which comes in every imaginable color. Then she adds luster fibers such as silk and viscose that gives a sheen to the flower. If mohair is added, it creates a lovely halo. Jamie loves vintage and uses many unique pieces to finish off her flowers, such as silk and velvet flowers, stamens, and of course her long-time favorites, Czech art glass buttons.

Jamie’s talents are recognized at a reception on February 17th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.