By Oksana / May 28, 2017

Substrate materials for use in wool paintings

When I first started to create wool paintings, the important question of choosing an optimal base (substrate) remained open for a long time. I tried different types of materials and found that each has its advantages and disadvantages. Laminated paper is a smooth, glossy surface that has one big minus: the wool placed on it slips even...

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By Oksana / May 13, 2017

What benefits can we get working with wool?

Have you ever thought of why someone would choose one type of handiwork over another? I think the reason is part of our individual make-up and that each of us is looking for something to complete us, spiritually as well as physically.I won't delve into the scientific jargon for the reasoning behind this, but will try to offer...

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By Oksana / May 5, 2017

Framing options for your wool paintings

The first option is a standard photo frame with clips, which doesn’t have a framed edge at all. This consists of only the backing and glass, and uses clamps to hold it all together. You can place your wool painting in this type of frame, but no matter how hard you try to trim off the wool...

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By Oksana / April 29, 2017

Tools for creating wool paintings

People often ask me, what materials and tools are needed to learn the technique of "painting with wool." In this article, I want to give an answer to this question. So, to create wool paintings, you will need: 1. Common picture frame with glass. 2. Non-woven fabric (non-slip, soft, with a small pile; you can use fleece,...

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By Oksana / April 21, 2017

Varieties of wool

Sliver - combed, unpainted, and unbleached sheep wool, without fleece hairs. This type of wool serves as the raw material for making a tops (combed ribbon) and carded wool. Sliver is also used as a basis for felting (1st and 2nd layers), with subsequent applications of wool of other colors. Sliver is sold as strands (lumps) or...

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By Oksana / April 14, 2017

10 reasons to like wool paintings

I think everybody has heard about the many benefits that artistic creation has upon our lives. The artistic process helps us to: develop our personal sense of ‘taste’ and creativity; activate our imagination, fantasy and flights of thought; acquire the ability to work with our hands, by mastering precise fingers movement and fine motor skills; and increase...

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By Oksana / April 8, 2017

What is “Wool Painting”?

"Wool painting” or “wool watercolor” is a technique used to create pictures, not by the method of dry felting, but by placing multiple colors of dry wool in layers on a quilted fabric surface, then topping it with glass. Wool Painting "Owl in the Autumn Forest" 11x14" When the fibers are compressed under the glass surface, works...

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By Oksana / March 29, 2017

How Did Wool Painting Begin?

It’s believed that wool painting came into existence in the beginning of the 20th century, in Germany. The technique of wool painting was founded by Rudolf Stainer, an Austrian philosopher, scientist, and architect. He traveled through the country’s provinces, trying to find common materials to use for creating artwork, and eventually focused his attention on wool fiber....

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