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.