Thanks to our 2018 Cover Artwork Winner Katelyn Mumford!
Katelyn has donated her 2018 winning artwork for the festival to raffle as a fundraiser to support music and children's activities at the festival.
See this lovely needle-felted artwork in the display at the Info Tent, and meet the artist on Saturday and Sunday. Raffle tickets are available at the Info Tent and will be $3, or 2 for $5. The drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon and you do not need to be present to win!
Katelyn's art will also be used on our catalog cover and 2018 t-shirts and totes - look for them at the Info tent at the Festival. Also see more of her artwork in a display at the Info Tent. Katelyn is a self-taught fiber artist who primarily creates lifelike needle-felted animal portraits using wool and alpaca fiber. She especially loves to portray animals with innocent, endearing expressions such as dogs, sheep, and cattle as well as scenes from farm life.The daughter of an artist, Katelyn has been creative all her life, and taught herself to needle-felt at the age of twelve. Katelyn has been making custom pet portraits for the last five years under the business name of Fancifelt. Katelyn is new to Virginia and is looking forward to exploring it further. She hopes to begin teaching classes to share the joy of needle-felting with others. She resides in the upper Shenandoah Valley surrounded by farmland with her family and many pets, including three alpacas.