These beautiful kangaroo paws are the inspiration for my new series of knitted felted neckpieces. Hand felting gives them the slightly fuzzy edges that are characteristic of the real flowers. My next challenge- perhaps a larger version, kangaroo paw scarf?!
I am a textile artist based in Melbourne Australia. In another life, I ran a florist shop "Rare Petals". Both crafts take some inspiration from ancient Japanese techniques- my flower shop concentrated on ikebana, and my current craft practice explores shibori, in particular on knitted felt. Please contact me for orders or commissions or just leave a comment- thank you for visiting.