Grace Mahanes

I relish making things by hand. Always have. For years, I knitted avidly. Later, for more than twenty years, I created and sold jewelry composed of antique and vintage buttons and watch parts. Finally, I found my true passion: feltmaking.
Training with masters in the art for ten years honed my skills.  Manipulating soft, colorful, Merino wool roving into such things as hats, purses, vessels, garments, and jewelry feels like pure magic.

My favorite technique? Nuno felting! Who can resist combining lustrous silk fabric and wool roving into a new, artsy, mystifying textile.
Teaching my niece and granddaughter the art of feltmaking brings me great pleasure. So much more fun than teaching math.


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