Sheila Smith's fascination with the art of feltmaking started in the early 1980s and has grown steadily ever since. She is particularly interested in the different effects within the felt by employing a variety of techniques.
The first two booklets of this series covered methods of making flat felt and hollow seamless forms of felt, so now its time to be more adventurous. One interesting development of contemporary design is the combination of wool fibres with a lightweight woven fabric to produce innovative fabrics with interesting seersucker-like textures. AT the same time small pieces of decorative fabrics, yarns, etc, can be added to increase the surface texture. This type of felt is referred to as Nuno felt.