Carmen’s love for fibre originates from when she was a little girl living on a rural Québec farm. She recalls, “My mom’s cedar chest was always filled with textile remnants. My sisters and I loved to pick something original to make our own clothes.” A few years ago, she discovered a real passion for felting. “Felting is very intuitive and sensory. It connects me with my inner world allowing me to explore places, memories and dreams”. Her inspiration comes from words, songs, patterns, shapes and colours which abound in our natural world. Carmen creates unique hand-felted accessories, such as scarves, shawls, boleros, tapestries and 3-dimensional sculptural works. Her work is recognized for a strong artistic signature, unique designs and a rich colour palette.
Carmen enjoys sharing her love of felting with others. She teaches children and adults. She believes that by offering her students a strong foundation in felt making it can inspire them to make amazing work of art.
Her works are displayed at the Kelowna International Airport Kiosk and at the New Moon Gallery in West Kelowna. Carmen has her studio in Vernon BC in the beautiful Okanagan valley.