I am a shepherd and fiber artist at Morning View Farm, Brookville, Ohio.
With no formal training in the arts, some have bestowed upon me the honorary degree of M.St. ( Master of Self-taught ). But to say that one is “self-taught” is to suggest that they knew the subject before hand. My “educational” background with felt has been one of exploring and discovering, of trying and re-trying, of doing and doing over. My studio has until recently been the tool room in the basement, and the source of my fiber most often comes from our barn.
I enjoy designing new tools which aid in the creation of new techniques, or in making the old ways easier. Lowe’s is my favorite source for felting tools.
After a thirty-six year career in the classroom, it should come as no surprise that I love teaching. Most of my felting endeavor centers around teaching classes or workshops. I do some commissioned pieces for individuals or organizations, but very few pieces for retail sale.
I look forward to future days of learning and teaching about this exhilarating experience know as felt. Won’t you join me in that journey. Boyd