Robbin Firth, a fiber artist, and Harry Firth, a wood artist, are the wife and husband HeartFelt Silks team. Robbin Firth has been active in the fiber arts for over 18 years. She enjoys all areas of fiber art creation: working with raw fibers, carding and blending, dyeing, spinning, and knitting. She also wet felts and needle felts to create extraordinary pieces of wearable art and fiber art for the home.
Robbin creates in her new teaching and retail studio at 401 Second St, in Hudson, WI, at the prestigious Seasons on St. Croix Gallery. Her artwork can be seen at the Textile Center, Phipps Center for the Arts, and the Studio at Rush Creek, regional arts organizations, where Robbin also guest-teaches the art of felt-making.
If you would like to learn more about Robbin’s technique and process, you can take a class with her at her HeartFelt Silks studio in Hudson, WI or at the above locations. Group and private lessons and workshops are available.
Harry Firth became interested in working with wood when we was a kid. He has been developing his talent for wood crafting now for about twenty-five years. He makes tables, chairs, cabinets, fishing rod handles, hat blocks, and wood inlays. Harry also does chainsaw milling and chainsaw art. And he has been lathe turning for the last ten years.
Harry’s tool, The Palm Washboard, fits nicely in your hand and when used in a circular motion helps bond the fibers faster and stronger than using traditional methods. There is no longer a need for rolling which makes the process much less labor intensive. The Palm Washboards are made of beautiful Hard Maple, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Red and White Oak.