Jackie creates small and unique sculptures of animals and birds using the slow, therapeutic technique of needlefelting. Commissions welcome!
The versatility of working with wool really appeals to Jackie. Wool is light, strong and easy to transport, so she has the freedom to work anywhere! She has a special interest in the natural world and is keen to capture the character, movement, texture and pattern of her subjects, usually working from the many drawings and paintings in her sketchbooks. Her finished pieces are sometimes embellished with scraps of fabric and threads and are usually mounted on found wood and natural objects.
Jackie's work is on show regularly in local galleries, museums and craft fairs. Her needlefelting workshops, which cater for all abilities, give her the joyful experience of sharing her skills with others. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association.
More examples of work can be found on her blog : jackiebennettart.blogspot.com