Welcome to The Chronicles

Fiber in Person

Following the journey of our felting community as we explore the endless possibilities of fiber art.

In 2021, I was approached by a California Producer who wanted to create a felting competition show.  This has long been an idea here at Sarafina ( I can’t even tell you the fun conversations we have had indulging in this dream!), but of course being approached by a big gun in that world was such a thrill.  When the networks didn’t buy it, the producer’s ideas turned towards other ways to get our craft in the limelight, some of which, to me, lacked the depth of what is happening here.  No matter a formal production, I was irrevocably stirred to get our stories out there.  Long before our brush with fame, we have been receiving heart felt emails explaining how felting has touched the lives of many in cogent, positive ways.  This is what I want to celebrate.  This is what I want to elaborate upon and for people to know.  Of course, those of us on this site already know, but some day, some way, I will extend the miraculous, healing, therapeutic, impact of fiber art outward as much as I possibly can.  

The Sarafina Chronicles is where I will begin this mission, sharing your stories.  This is your page.  These are your words.  Thank you for sharing your stories.  I read and feel every word.  If you would like to share your felting story, be it friendship, artistic discovery, fiber therapy, source of income, teaching… please email me at sarfinafiberart@gmail.com.  We will be adding stories regularly.

Sarafina Chronicles

Rediscovering Creativity: Dineen
Dineen is a bold creator.  I have enjoyed watching her art evolve, along with her confidence in her impeccable aesthetic.  She and he husband Tom attended many classes and I love seeing a couple who creates together.  Thank you Dineen, for sharing your story with us and being a part of our creative world.
BFFs (Best Felting Friends): Polly and Sue

So much good comes out of this art form.  Is there anything better than friendships formed, bonds created, and soulmates united?  Your stories spoke to me deeply.  Polly, I am thrilled to know that your health has improved so much.  Here's to many more hours felting over coffee and messenger. -Kyla

I love witnessing Polly’s felting abandon and how upbeat personality is injected into everything she makes.  I am also happy for the felting friendships that form.  I have my own BFF’s and understand completely.  Sue has found, not only her felting-soulmate,, but her art voice.  All of those little things we try/do/learn, no matter if they feel like failures, become an important part of our design.  - Sara

Finding Flow in Felting: Jinny F.
Thank you, Jinny.  We have heard from others who found felting during times of stress and heartache.  I like your point about it being easy to hop up and step away from, yet the craft is also completely absorbing.  The concentration, the stabbing, the natural fiber, and the joy of creativity are all contributors to our sanity, healthy coping mechanisms.  I am thinking of you and yours as we include your story in our Felting Chronicles.
A Magical Manifestation: Sara Renzulli
We start with the felting journey of Sara Renzulli, artist and founder of Sarafina Fiber Art, Inc.  So many have started their own felting journeys as a result of Sara's.  Learn the story behind how it all began, and how all of the pieces fell into place through fate, fortune, and fortitude.