“Working with fibers, connects me with generations of artisans’ spirits. Due to the slow, repetitive process, there is time to dwell on the natural subjects in my art and the materials selected. Now living in West Virginia, I have come full circle – back to the farm, and rural lifestyle of my youth.” Susan L. Feller
As a self taught Textile Artist, Susan experienced early on the creative rewards of working with your hands. Mother and Grandmother taught skills of knitting, crochet and hand sewing. During the 1960’s a make-do attitude was acquired through Girl Scouting and rural living in north-western New Jersey.
After college and degrees in Art and History, she owned the Church Door Gallery, in Califon, NJ, representing regional artists, and specializing in custom picture framing. Not until her early 40’s did the medium of rughooking awaken a visual interpretation for designing. Her works of art are created by “painting” with wool, hooking one strip at a time. The journey continues to this day, connecting traditional craft with contemporary experiences in the studio located at Ruckman Mill Farm, Hampshire County, West Virginia. View a gallery here.
Susan developed the line of rug hooking patterns and supplies in 1994 promoting the designs in advertising, association memberships, as a freelance writer and instructing.
She is available to teach workshops at the studio or at your location. Contact Feller for descriptions on each session and pricing. Or click here to see the course outlines.
The other phase of this enterprise is a pursuit of art.
Visit wwwArtwools.com to read her resume and artist statement. Finished textile art is for sale through venues including Tamarack-“the Best of West Virginia”, Westwind Pottery, Harpers Ferry, WV; by appointment at Ruckman Mill Farm in Augusta, WV or through this site under Studio Artwork.