MEET Clare Kiely
It is the gentle beauty of her three alpacas and the glorious softness of their fleece that is the foundation of Clare’s work. In a world that is obsessed with speed, throwaway plastics and technology, her art is slow and sustainable, using the natural colours of the alpacas and spinning, weaving and felting entirely by hand.
At Clare’s home in the tranquil Suffolk countryside, she gathers the finest fleece and creates truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces in a completely sustainable way: tactile felted organic pots, comforting hot water bottles, supersoft keepsake pouches and warm handspun and handwoven mini pillows as well as luxurious nuno-felted scarves and wraps – each a perfect piece of wearable art.
Clare wants to share the joy of everything alpaca by offering workshops where others can come and meet Clement, Fergus and Norman and then spin, weave or felt something beautiful out of their fleece.