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Fiber artist featured this month

Fiber artist Gudrun Kiel-Bullock is the December artist of the month in the Art Speaks gallery at the Bay School in Mathews. Her exhibit includes framed felted wall art, 3D felted sculptures, Christmas ornaments, and pins. It can be seen in person at the gallery on Main Street or online at

A graphic designer for many years, Kiel-Bullock has always focused primarily on creating art, said a press release, but when she moved to Virginia 16 years ago, she spent her first six years here as a wildlife rehabilitator, raising orphaned baby squirrels. She soon returned to art, however, in the form of drawing in graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils.

In 2015, Kiel-Bullock discovered felting, said the release. She had always been interested in fiber art, and found she enjoyed both wet-felting and needle-felting, as well as tapestry weaving.

Kiel-Bullock likes the challenge of beginning a project with loose wool fibers and creating a work of art. With wet-felting, s...

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