About The Artist

Kaye Louwen

I have always liked making things, and growing up learned to sew, knit, crochet, embroider and tat.

I discovered felting about fifteen years ago, and have attended workshops with highly regarded Australian and International felters including Marjolein Dallinga, Pam Hovel, Pam de Groot, Fiona Duthie, Martien van Zuillen, Wendy Bailye and Katia Mokeyeva. I have read many books and shared ideas with other felters. I love experimenting with colours, and wool and silk are fabulous to work with.

I have run a number of beginner workshops in felting, and a more advanced one in making a long shawl-collared sleeveless coat.

Another interest I have is dyeing using many different techniques, commencing with tie-dyeing shirts for my brother in the sixties. Currently I am continuing experiments with botanical printing, which may be combined with felting.

I have participated in many Southern Art Trails in Albany, WA, and my work is available at the Riverfront Gallery in Denmark, WA.