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Martha S. Heimbaugh

Selected Felted Paintings & Vessels

"I create my Felted Paintings and Vessels from either 100% wool or an 85% wool / 15% Mohair combination that is grown and harvested within the United States.  I use professionally dyed wools that have been permanently mothproofed in order to assure the highest quality end product possible.  Unlike the pigment paints I use when painting fabric, dyes will eventually begin to fade when exposed to long-term UV light (sunlight).  So care should be taken to strategically display felted works of art away from direct sunlight.  This will help to ensure a long and healthy life.  I use both needle felting and wet felting techniques in the creation of my works.  Also, I have developed a needle felting technique that utilizes a cotton based substrate.  This substrate allows me to quilt the finished needle felted fabric with greater depth, texture, and control, than would otherwise be achievable.  Many works combine both wet felting and needle felting techniques."

Joyful Passion 2015 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Domestic TNT Series
Quilted Felt Vessel
25.5" H x 12" W x 12" D

 

Joyful Passion 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Quilting line details and machine embroidered moss detail
 
 
 
Kansas Flint Hills 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Kansas Landscape Series
8" H x 12" W
 
 
Samples from the Dreams in Color Series 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Approximately 10" H x 8" W
View a wider framed selection at Strecker-Nelson Gallery

Wind 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Needle Felted Painting
28" H x 30.25" W

 

 
 
Mushroom Bowl 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Wool and Mohair with Machine Embroidered Lichen Embellishment
9.5" H x 12.5" W x 10.5" D  
 
 

Introspective, Layers Removed 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Wool and Mohair with Machine Embroidered Lichen/Moss Embellishment
11.5" H x 11" W x 7" D  
 
 

Resilient 2014 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Granite Marbled Wool with Machine Embroidered Lichen Doily
5.5" H x 10.5" W x 10.5" D 
 
 
 
 
Domestic TNT 2012 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Domestic TNT Series
Quilted Felt Vessel
21" H x 10" W x 10" D
Collection of the artist
 
 

      

Of the Earth 2011 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Mother Earth Series
Felted Wool / Weighted with River Rock
Approximately 16" H x 10" W x 10" D
Private Collection
 

                   

Mother Earth 2011 Martha S. Heimbaugh
Mother Earth Series
Felted Wool / Weighted with River Rock
16.5" H x 7.5" W x 4.5" D

 

 

 

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