Living in wooded rural Minnesota, artist Lisa Jordan finds plenty of source material to fill her imagination. Jordan creates these tiny brooches by needle felting wool, and then attaching them to found pieces of oak. I lived in Minnesota for 5 years so recognize those breathtaking landscapes!
In an interview with StumblesAndStitches, Jordan says, “Working with natural materials speak to my need to create something that’s interesting in texture and form, unique, and sustainable. When working with a branch that I’ve hauled in from the woods, I know that even if I tried, no two pieces will be the same. Working with felted garment wool is a textural treat. The quality of the felt produced by fulling/felting a 100% wool coat is amazing, and once it’s felt no one would know it was the outdated 1980′s teal green coat with the giant shoulder pads you used to wear. Wool roving is so versatile that I never tire of working with it.”