My work can be seen all year round at the Courtyard Gallery, Stratford Garden Centre, Clifford Chambers and at the Farthing Gallery in Kenilworth. I also sell my cards and coasters at Kenilworth Books, Kenilworth. Links to all these venues can be found on my website, jacquismithson.com
New dates for felting workshops will be out very soon so please keep an eye on my website and social media platforms and on the WOS workshop listings for further details.
As part of the Kenilworth Artists group there will be various events happening throughout the year. Please keep a look out for these which will be posted on our Kenilworth Artists Facebook page.
Jacqui works in a variety of ways to produce her art. She paints in acrylics, uses vintage fabrics to create collage and loves free machine embroidery, often combining all these skills to create interesting designs and texture. She is predominantly a felt maker and mainly uses the wet felting technique to produce this type of textile art. By layering pre-dyed Merino wool, silks, and threads she builds up a painterly design with the fibres much like building up a loosely painted acrylic. When the felt is dry she adds stitch detail by machine and hand to give finer definition.