Monday, February 8, 2010

Pam de Groot - Fiber & Textile Artist

Just had to share my new find with all of you. This is fiber and textile artist Pam de Groot from New South Wales, Australia. I found her on a friends blog recently (see column on right - Lori Lawson) and I just adore her work. She is a hand spinner, feltmaker, basketmaker, and so much more. She has a fabulous blog and I thought I'd post a few of her works to share with you. Would love to know her process for her handspun yarns. It looks as if she felts her yarn after she spins it, and then in the pix below is she crocheting it into a basket? or coiling it? not real sure but I'm definitely gonna try and find out. Fabulous, that's all I know :)

And then take a look at this sculptural yet very functional hat she has made. Her color choices are bold and inspiring. So much fun to look at.


  1. I agree that these are fab and will go and have a look at her blog, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Debra the yarn is not felted but corespun. This is where the fibre is wrapped around an inner core thread. Items were added as it was spun and the whole lot was auto-wrapped with a couple of threads that do their own thing up near the orifice. The basket was crocheted with a big hook I made out of a stick that is about the size of your thumb.