Dawn Waters

Fiber Portraits

Dawn Waters paints with fiber. She takes dyed wool and pokes it into a backing with a felting needle, all freehand without drawing or paint. It’s like tattooing, but with fiber. She's self-taught and began in 2014 by felting wearables using the wet-felting process. Dawn picked up a felting needle a few years later after wondering if she could create something realistic.

She moved with her husband and smelly dogs to Gulfport from Richmond, Virginia, where she wrote things and bossed people around.


Work by Dawn Waters

Two Songbirds
Felted Fiber Portrait
Created with dyed wool and a felting needle, Artist Dawn Waters felted this captivating portrait of singer/songwriter John Prine, one of our famous Gulfport residents. Each portrait is created one strand of wool at a time. You must see this work in person!
Dimensions: 22 x 24
Price: 1600.00
Wonder Justice
Needle Felting

Needle Felting

Dimensions: 15" x 15"
Price: $950
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