Gayle Mathues calls herself a fiber artist. All her life she has been fascinated with textiles and fibers of every kind. Her medium of choice these days is wool. Needle felting /sculpting wool into animals, flowers, gnomes, mermaids... anything is fair game and it is what makes her heart go pitty pat. Gayle makes small animals like bunnies, chicks, songbirds, squirrels, and many others, as well as larger animals like horses and bears and most recently dragons. Most of her work is realistic with a touch of whimsy. She also wet felts and dry felts 2-D "paintings" with wool. She has taught needle felting at Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster.