Edith Rice

Area of Creativity

My interest is wet felting with Merino Wool, Silk and other plant fibres.  I also like to dabble with dyes in my work creating colours that I may need in my processes.  Dyeing silk scarves is another interest.

When did you start and how long have you been doing your area of expertise?

I have been crafting since young childhood when my grandmother taught me to knit, crochet and embroider.  I have endeavoured to try many things over the years and have settled on working with textiles and in particular wool felt and silk.  I discovered this art form back in 2011 with when attending The Canberra Craft Retreat making my first Nuno Scarf with Cathy Moon.

Why is it you passion?

The flexibility of wool felt as a textile is amazing.  Over the years I have attended many workshops by noted worldwide felt and textile artists either face to face or online.  To feed my passion I have expanded my knowledge base in every form of wet felting available to me from making vessels such as teapots, slippers, wraps, scarves, cowls, vests, textured forms and surfaces.

An interesting fact about you or an achievement you are proud of.

In 2019 I was awarded a scholarship in “Fibre + Paper + Ink” with Canadian Textile Artist Fiona Duthie where I worked with felting paper and wool together, making my own plant based inks and how to use them on felted paper and wool.