Elizabeth Rubidge

"My eye is constantly searching patterns and colors that expose pleasant, understated, and very approachable patterns that would inspire the most novice admirer to inquire and explore the challenges of this medium."

Rubidge defines her work as a release of energy, inspiration, and ideas. Her education and experience in fashion have given her an unconscious ability to absorb color, pattern, and composition, and apply that to the conscious process of focusing and editing her designs.

She works with felt in layers. Whether it is color, fabric, yarn, or hand embellishment, each layer is carefully explored and selected, and the relationship to the underlying layers is considered and approached. The result is a subtle relationship of art and design that make each piece unique.

The balance and harmony of nature make the transition to the felted medium a fluid and effortless process. Natural wool and silk combine with heat and water, fusing all of these elements.