Diana Booth 2017-10-05T06:18:02+00:00
  • Diana Booth, Felt artist

Diana Booth

I was born in London and came to Sydney when I was 30 years old. My mother was English and my father Russian. Our household was full of books, textiles, embroideries and music. My mother taught me to knit, embroider and sew at an early age and I have always loved these pursuits.

I started knitting and felting bags and simple slippers about 7 years ago and soon realized that I wanted to create much more. I attended some workshops on felting and discovered Merino wool and silks from around the world – Himalayan, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian – so many fantastic colors, designs and textures.

This year has been very interesting where I have had the good fortune to attend workshops by Anita Larkin and Marjolein Dillinga, both of whom are International structural felters.

I have gained new techniques and I am now experimenting with resists for the creation of vases and bowls.

I continue to create lightweight wearable art such as scarves, wraps and brooches for those who love to wear something a little different.

All my pieces are unique. They are made with natural fibres such as merino wool, alpaca, silks and cotton. I embellish with pearls and beautiful yarns.

The process of creating a new piece is always exciting and sometimes the results can be quite unexpected!

Contact – 0419 977 681

Diana Booth

Diana Booth is a felt artist born in London to an English mother and Russian father. As she grew up she was exposed to the influences of many cultures. She learnt the skills of embroidery, knitting and other handicrafts through her mother and grandmother whilst her Father’s Russian heritage was to influence her in many ways. She now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Diana works primarily with merino wool fibre and a variety of silk products such as silk hankies, ribbons, sari silk, and raw cocoons. Her work is often embellished with embroidery with the addition of pearls, beads and in some cases shells and semiprecious stones. She makes scarves, waistcoats, jewelry and handbags.

Over the last year she has moved more into sculptural forms and has been strongly influenced by many and varied felt surface design techniques. A recent influence has been ‘Joomchi”, the ancient Korean art form which traditionally uses mulberry paper to form a special ‘felted’ paper. Diana has translated this art form into her surface design in structural felt.

Diana has primarily been self-taught in the art of felting but has attended many workshops on various techniques, which she has incorporated into her work.

Some of my highlights

Over the last year she has moved more into sculptural forms and has been strongly influenced by many and varied felt surface design techniques. A recent influence has been ‘Joomchi”,  the ancient Korean art form which traditionally uses  mulberry paper to form a special ‘felted’ paper. Diana has translated this art form into her surface design in structural felt.

Over the last year she has moved more into sculptural forms and has been strongly influenced by many and varied felt surface design techniques. A recent influence has been ‘Joomchi”,  the ancient Korean art form which traditionally uses  mulberry paper to form a special ‘felted’ paper. Diana has translated this art form into her surface design in structural felt.

All my pieces are unique. They are made with natural fibres such as merino wool, alpaca, silks and cotton. I embellish with pearls and beautiful yarns.

Meet with Diana Booth at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 11 - 12 NOV 2017

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans...
All on a meandering country drive...