Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I'm hoping you've all read this post about the Local Art Gathering on April 9th. Elizabeth from Yellow Elm is one of our featured artists at the event. Here's a little about Elizabeth and her art. Enjoy!
Yellow Elm is the work of artist Elizabeth Blanton. She crafts each piece by hand, layering wool, pouring soap and boiling water over it, and scrubbing until the fibers interlock to make felt. Inspired by the soft texture and unique qualities of felt, Elizabeth first made several large felt wall-hangings. Then she decided to make a few brooches as gifts for friends, and Yellow Elm emerged as a result.
Elizabeth has a degree in graphic design.
Yellow Elm handmade felt fashion accessories are one-of-a-kind. Each headband, clip, and bobby pin is created from wool, with every fabulous detail added by hand. Each piece is a unique work of art, made for the woman with style as extraordinary as she is.