Susan Tornheim, Textiles

First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Tornheim
Company or Org Name: 
Soft Impressions by Susan Tornheim
Studio Location: 
Performance Center, Booth #14
City, State: 
Newton Highlands, MA

Artist Statement

Susan Tornheim creates hand-felted wool material with special attention to color, texture and shape. Controlling the total process, she cleans and brushes raw wool fleece, adds colored brushed wool, and incorporates various yarns and other design elements. With hot water, soap, friction and pressure, she uses the ancient wet-felting technique to make the wool fibers tangle together into a wonderful warm, strong fabric.

 

Susan creates a variety of wool hats, often with felted tops and hand-knit bottoms, that are embellished with antique buttons and embroidery. Her soft, warm scarves often have embroidery as well. Flower pins look great on hats, coats and sweaters. Susan also creates pillows and kippot (yarmulkas), and felted balls.