Presence

Presence

Wall hanging. 2015. Hand felted and hand dyed silk and wool. Hand embroidered details. 31 x 26 inches. To be present in the moment is one of life's greatest gifts. NFS

Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

Wall art mounted on canvas, 2018. 20 x 24 inches. Hand felted wool and silk. Hand embroidered details in silk and metallic threads. Exploring the cosmos - what lies beyond?

Sky and Water

Sky and Water

Hand felted wall hanging. 2015 Wool and silk. Hand embroidered details. 25 inches diameter. How do we interpret what we believe exists in our universe?

Sylvia Mancuso Brestel

Welcome! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

My vibrant, striking fiber designs are hand dyed, hand painted, fiber drawn, shibori dyed, wet felted, nuno felted, or needle felted. And, always made by my own two hands. My felted pieces are one of a kind and uniquely elegant offering beauty and functionality.
 
I love exploring textures, colors, and designs.  It is an honor to continue the ancient, haptic art of felting wool by hand that reflects a connection to and reverence for our earth's treasures. 
 
Wishing you good health and happiness,

 

Sylvia 
 
Please also visit  sylviamancuso.weebly.com  to see my new acrylic paintings.                       
 

Testimonials

Artistic

"Sylvia, thank you for creating the beautiful jacket!  The design is so unique (which I love), and the colors are gorgeous.  You are really creative. Your work definitely is at the highest artistic level and is unlike anything else we've seen."   

 

—  Laurie B., Chicago, IL