• Sherrie Meyer~Conchy Gem Dolls

    My doll making journey began 25 years ago through a need to share storytelling and emotion in a hands on medium. As a trauma counsellor I also create dolls with children to enhance their recovery process. I work mainly with cloth, clay and fibre to create figures whose stories embrace the power of finding what gives them strength and courage in their life.

  • Silke Sordyl~Fairyfelt by SiSo

    We moved from Germany to Illinois in 2012, when my husband accepted a job offer here. In 2014 I began felting figures which eventually evolved into the “Gieblinge”. The Gieblinge are little gnomes living deep underground, each one has a particular story which describe their line of work. I am self taught and enjoy the learning process and the challenge to bring my ideas to fruition. . For me, felting is relaxing and sparks my imagination.