LAC Sustaining Member CHAT Artist & Tour Stop
Susan Trask / Earth Wind and Fleece

13833 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville, VA 20180 (Directions)

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...

She is available for felting workshops and demonstrations.

Artist Statement:

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.