Kami Watson: Textiles, Studio 256
Kami Watson is second-generation artist who creates hand-dyed and hand-felted fiber art. An experienced world traveler, Kami spent time working in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and even Hawaii before settling in Huntsville and discovering the diverse and welcoming community of artists who make up Flying Monkey Arts. In her second floor studio at Lowe Mill Kami works in traditional wet felting – combining thin layers of wool to build up flat pieces of felt- as well as Nuno felting – the process of adding wool to other fabrics. Watson’s fiber art ranges from home décor to wearable art, including scarves, vests, tunics, hats, and jewelry.
Kami Watson is just one of the many talented crafters you will find when exploring the eclectic creative collective of Flying Monkey Arts. Come enjoy her wooly creations for yourself in studio 256 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.
I was first introduced to the world of fiber through spinning as a child, but began to explore felting as an adult when my mother, Deborah Faye Watson, opened as studio and started doing juried shows in the 1990’s. Over the years, when I was in between conservation and humanitarian jobs, you could find me in her studio helping out, learning, and experimenting with various felting techniques.
I use both Traditional and Nuno Felting to create my Fiber Art-to-Wear and home décor designs. I hand dye my fibers to allow for color exploration, and like to work primarily with wools and silks, but I also enjoy incorporating other fibers, textiles, and treasures into my pieces.Email Website Facebook