Raewyn Penrose

“I became involved with the felt medium in 1995.  The ‘one-off’ nature of felting, together with the opportunity it offers for creative and innovative design and technique was found to be extremely addictive. I am particularly interested in the potential of felt to inject a new dimension to high quality fashion garments and accessories.

Over the past several years, tutoring has played a major role in my life. Students love the instant rewards that felt offers – the surprise and excitement that they have created themselves.

In 2004 I opened a Felt Textile Gallery in Te Aroha where I had my studio and also ran regular workshops. My next move was to the Coromandel.

In 2004 I spent 5 weeks in Germany as an artist in residence at a castle in Neuhaus. Here I worked, exhibited and ran workshops. In 2006 I returned to the Village for the Autumn Festival selling my work and also running a series of workshops.

Since 2004 I have been tutoring internationally on a regular basis.
My work has been recognised with many awards from NZ Creative Fibre and Fibre & Fleece.

It’s great to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills of felting and  I hope to continue to do so internationally as well as nationally in the future.”

Heritage Gallery is pleased to show Raewyn’s  masterful, creative felting.


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