Meet the Maker: Petit Felts

In the May issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were delighted to feature an interview with the very talented Jocelyn from Petit Felts.  Jocelyn works out of her studio in the Hudson River Valley and crafts each of her pieces by hand using a technique called needle felting. The process involves tangling the fibers of wool with a barbed needle in order to create wool sculpture. She hand dyes her wool and never uses armatures of any kind.

We asked Jocelyn how she manages to capture the finer details and bring out the character of her delightful little animals. She told us…

“It’s pretty incredible how much detail can be achieved with a felting. One of the things I love about working with a felting needle is how it allows you to work in a way that is very precise and yet it is also very forgiving, which I find to be very freeing.”

We also asked Jocelyn what advice she would give to anyone wanting to start their own business…

“Show up to do the work! It’s rare that things just happen over night. You have to be willing to put a lot of hard work and love into whatever it is you’re doing, because not only does that ultimately make your day to day more enjoyable, but people can tell when you’ve put love into something. Also, don’t give up on yourself, because there is definitely an ebb and flow to small business. I have gone through really challenging times where I have felt like I should give up and go work for someone else, but I push through and keep making the work until I come out the other side.”

Do pop over to Jocelyn’s website to see all of her gorgeous creations, you can also find her on Etsy too!

Read the full interview in the May issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine.

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