Patty Benson

 Patty is a textile artist and feltmaker. A California native now living in Portland, Oregon, she has worked in visual merchandising, fashion design and textile restoration. She began her experimentation and research of the felting process 10 years ago and it has been her passion ever since. Her work mixes fabrics of varying textures, materials, and colors with her wool to create shifting, graphic works of art. She re-imagines an ancient technique through an exacting and modern artistic filter, taming the wildness of raw wool and melding it into one, unified textile. Patty's classes focus on teaching good wet felting techniques and craftsmanship so that others can learn about the magic and possibilities that is felting.