Welcome to Cloverleaf Art and Fibre, home of a flock of entertaining sheep and a woman with an eye for the beauty of nature. A passionate artist from a young age, Linda has worked in oils, watercolor, acrylics, pastel, conte crayon, pencil, and pen and ink; she has also dabbled in sculpting clay and carving wood.
The acquisition of purebred Shetland Sheep, and the resulting treasure trove of naturally colored fibre led to experiments with felting. The depth and textures of the resulting hand-made felts were an inspiration: each felt is a highly individual 'canvas'. When enhanced with needle-felted images, the spirit as well as substance of each subject is captured with a vibrancy difficult to achieve on canvas alone. Each work of fibre art is a delight not only to the eye, but to the fingertips.
The designs are transferred straight from Linda's vivid imagination to the felt, without the use of patterns or sketches. This allows the work to flow with the natural textures and colors of the hand-made felt canvas, and lends a truly unique vision to the work.