Stephanie Metz....

I don't remember how I first found her images...maybe while googling "contemporary embroidery?" I am so excited I did.  Stephanie is a fiber artist working with wool and felting techniques.  These drawings make me shiver....

 "Bird Leg Gesture 1"

"Bird Leg Gesture 1"

 "Blackbird Chorus" detail

"Blackbird Chorus" detail

These drawings are made on paper with the wool fiber as the mark.  Stephanie pokes the fibers through the paper with a felting needle, layering and anchoring the fibers to create her value system.  The edges of the shapes are just so lovely.  

More recent work includes these felt objects with porcupine quills.  They are wonderfully animal like, with strange gestures and odd personalities.  

 "Calamus plicatus"

"Calamus plicatus"

 "Calamus eris"

"Calamus eris"

 "Loricae"

"Loricae"

 "Loricae" detail

"Loricae" detail

And this piece is a part of a series with chain mail.  Check out her website for some other fabulous work.