The 17th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 7

Patricia Stephenson

Fiber Arts

Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center - Guest
36441 Blueridge View Lane,
Purcellville, VA 20132

Loudoun Valley Cluster, 2024 Stop #24

About

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Felted wool: Blursday
This wall hanging is a homage to 2020 entitled Blursday. It is a wet felted piece using hand dyed wool, handspun yarn and thread to pictorially depict the brain fog one experiences in quarantine. It is mounted on a rigid backing and ready to hang.

Patricia Stephenson owns and operates Moon on the Mountain Farm and Fiber Arts LLC in Western Loudoun County Virginia. She is an artisan felt maker and shepherd to a small flock of ecologically and humanely raised (…and much loved) Merino sheep and alpacas. These lovely animals provide the fine wool Patricia uses to craft sculptural felt works and wearable art, and she takes inspiration from the beauty of the natural environment in this quiet, secluded part of Virginia. Patricia has practiced various fiber arts most of her life but only started felt making about 10 years ago. She likes to joke that felting is a craft one can learn in 5 minutes and then take a lifetime to explore its many possibilities. She loves to work with natural colored wool but also with the vibrantly colored wool and silk fibers that she hand-dyes in her studio. She sets up shop at local, juried fiber and craft fairs. She offers garments, millinery, wall hangings, sculptural felt and ornaments.

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wool: Wool 3 dimensional wall hanging merino ram
Wet and needle felted wool wall hanging in Wensleydale, Cotswold, Merino and Romney wools from local Loudoun sheep
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Wool, needle felting: Woodpecker
Representation of woodpecker native to Virginia mounted on driftwood with iron stand.
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wool felt and silk: nuno felted scarf
Felted wool and silk scarf
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wool, alpaca, silk: Nuno felted shawl in natural alpaca merino wool and silk
Soft, elegant nuno felted shawl in alpaca, wool and silk.
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wool felt: Swan cowl
Needle and wet felted wool stole. Bridal wear.
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wool, silk: Pale blue/peach/white nuno felted scarf
Pale blue nuno felted scarf - wool and silk
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wool felt, silk, vintage millinery stamen from the 1930s: Millinery example 1
Custom hat (sold). Wool felt and silk with vintage millinery stamen
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wool felt. silk, vintage millinery stamen: Hat 2
hand dyed, hand felted ladies hat
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wool felt: wool felt neckie
Wool felt neckie that may be worn in many styles.


Available from this artist:
Felt wearable art, wall art, sculpture/3D feltworks

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

Map and Directions:

Loudoun Valley Stop #24

Directions to Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center - Guest:

From Bus. 7, roughly halfway between Round Hill and Purcellville, turn south onto Franklin Park Dr to go through the park. At the T intersection, turn right to go up and around the hill. The Center is on your left.

Supplement these directions with the Google Map location.

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You can also find this artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoonontheMountainFarm