Hilary Woodgate, working in Mixed-media, Painting, Textiles

Hilary Charlton-Woodgate was born in Birmingham, England, and raised from a young age in the county of Devon. She now lives with her family on the southern edges of Dartmoor where she revels in the beauty of the Moor and the sea – come drizzling rain or sunshine. Hilary has worked in a variety of crafts during her artistic career, finally settling upon felt-making some 12 years ago. She has honed her skills through studying intensively and attending courses and master classes both near and far, led by world class tutors through the International Felt Association of which she is an active member. Having successfully made, exhibited and sold all manner of felt items from felt pictures to three-dimensional objects such as hats, bags and vases, Hilary has lately concentrated on incorporating fine silk fabrics with Merino wool and silk fibres to make Nuno-Felt. Delighting in making more abstract pictures, bespoke textured garments and bags, and in the seemingly endless potential for manipulating both colour and texture to form new shapes and patterns, Hilary is always looking to push the boundaries of felt further. Her work can currently be viewed in various galleries within the south-west Devon region and she also runs workshops both from her home studio and from Wildwood Arts in Horrabridge. Contact details: Mobile: 0777 949 5632 E-mail: hilarycockayne@hotmail.com https://m.facebook.com/WrigglyTinFelt/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/WrigglyTinFelt



Gallery of work, examples