Joy Garnett

"Joy of Felting"

Creating with fibre and fabric has been a passion since Joy learned to thread a needle at the age of eight.

First a seamstress, then a weaver, Joy now combines both of those skills with the art of wet felting and the popular surface embellishment technique of needle felting. She creates garments, accessories and decorative art combining silk and wool for beautiful and unique textures and designs.

As a trained teacher, Joy enjoys giving workshops in her local area, teaching wet felting, nuno felting and needle felting techniques.

Joy is largely self and peer taught, and have taken advantage of many workshop and short course opportunities to enhance her skills over the years. She have been fortunate to have lived in several diverse areas of Canada, and to have travelled in many other locations in Canada and abroad. Now, living beside the ocean on beautiful Texada Island, the ever-changing designs and colours in nature around her are of great influence. Her art has a distinctive West Coast flavour.

Joy shows and sells her work locally in her own studio, Felt Forest Studio, in the Gallery on Dogwood, both on Texada Island and in Powell River at Fits to a T. She also sells at the Royal British Columbia Museum Gift Shop in Victoria, and South Shore Gallery in Sooke, BC.

Photos Credit: Roger Hort