Kristen Walsh is a published author and self-taught artist. She has been felting for 20+ years using fiber and felting as her primary medium. She is the originator of plein-air felting, requiring her to invent her own felting equipment in order to create her art outdoors.
Though Kristen is not formally trained she has been earning attention for her felting, winning prizes as well as having work selected for publication in Fiber Arts magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Her work is in private collections and has been selected for many juried gallery exhibitions around the United States. Recently she has published a felting book, Layers: Felted Art Projects Sparked from the Soul.
Kristen enjoys teaching and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark, a spark that she believes lives in all of us. She has taught out of her studio, art centers and galleries, schools, senior centers, fiber festivals, shops and teaches in-depth multi-day workshops on location.
Kristen sees no end to the possibilities with felting and wants to continue exploring felting through continued teaching as well as creating her own felted works of art. Her work can be seen at WalshFineFelt.com