Maura Fox comes from a family of artists and has been creating things with
her hands since she was a young child. She has fallen in love with the
amazing textures and colors that result from combining 100% hand-dyed
merino wools and silks using the "nuno" felting process - a Japanese felting
technique that incorporates silk fabrics and wet felting to create durable
textiles. She has studied wet felting under Thomas Horst, international felt
designer of Horst Couture and Sharon Milliner of Mt. Washington, Kentucky.
She loves to talk to people about her passion for this infrequently viewed and
poorly understood fiber medium. She hopes to increase public knowledge
and understanding of the art form of felting through her work, her
discussions, her exhibitions and hands-on demonstrations. Maura exhibits her
art locally at the CCA Gallery in Carmel in the Arts and Design District and
art festivals and shows throughout the year. She has exhibited in the
Plainfield Arts Gala since it’s inception and is honored to be the Signature
Artist for the 2017 gala. She creates her wearable fiber art in her studio which
is in her home in Avon, Indiana. She lives with her husband, Wayne, and has
2 grown sons who have gifted her with 2 beautiful daughters-in-law and 4
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Maura Fox uses the ancient textile art of wet- felting to create wearable
one of a kind felted designs. The process is technical yet Maura approaches
each piece as a unique piece of art. The vibrant colors of nature inspire her
and brilliant color combinations can be seen in her work.
Felting is one of the most basic and ancient ways of creating fabric. Nuno-
felt is created by applying wool roving and other natural fibers to a finely
woven fiber cloth such as silk. Wool roving is then worked into the silk with
the help of soap, hot water, rubbing, squeezing, throwing and a lot of elbow
grease. The motion of rolling and pressing is strenuous but the rhythm is
calming. As the wool is manipulated by hand the fibers slip through the silk
and link to each other creating a new garment without sewing. The
resulting fabric is unique, flexible, durable and light as air.
Maura is grateful to understand this complex process, making it possible to
work in this medium as an artist. She loves to talk to people about her
passion for this often infrequently viewed and poorly understood medium.
Maura hopes to increase knowledge and understanding of the art form of
felting through her work, her discussions, her exhibitions and her hands-on