Susan Trask raises alpacas at Earth Wind and Fleece, a small farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. She hand-dyes her alpaca fiber and yarn, along with other fiber and fabric, creating "wearable art" with a focus on felted scarves. The scarves are a diverse and expressive fusion of color and texture, reflecting something about those who wear them: free-spirited, dramatic, confident, flirty, colorful, fashion-forward...
Susan Trask with her "wearable art"
Long Multicolor Scarves
Susan is a resident artist at Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg, and a Board Member of the Loudoun Arts Council.
She is available for felting workshops and demonstrations.
Felting is a magical tactile experience that provides me with endless opportunities for satisfying my creative spirit. I'm fascinated by many things, including alpacas and color. Transforming a pile of fibers into coherent textiles amazes me every time. I use wet felting techniques and "laminate" layers of fiber and other embellishments to create color, patterns and textures. My work is free-form, fluid and intuitive. I rarely begin with a preconceived end in mind. My hope is that when you view my work, something awakens within you, touches your spirit, and enriches your world.