Robin Wiltse was born on Vancouver Island BC and grew up on a rural farm in Black Creek. It was while attending The Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson BC that she learned and was enchanted by the art of felting. Robin brings her love of drawing and illustration into her felt pieces through the combined methods of needle and wet felting.

This artist’s fibre work has been show in many group and juried exhibits around BC. Recently a felting of Robin’s was included in the latest book of the series 500 Felt Objects, representing fibre artists from all over the world. The recipient of many Art Starts Grants, Robin shares her love of art through teaching and has worked with many BC children.

Robin lives with her family in Kaslo and works out of her third floor studio in the Langham Building. 


As an artist I observe and absorb color, inspired by the play of light and the spaces in between. Working with fibre I am drawn to the weightless, familiar and tactile luminosity of wool.

I have been striving for control and detail with a single needle, entangling loose strands into patterns, forms and illustrations. I am building stories with layers, delighting in the harmonies and discords that occur in the relationships of colors.

Wrestling in soapy water a painting of a million strands emerges, invoking memory and feeling. It is through this process, this art of felting, that I am able to be physically connected and sensitive to the unfolding of my art.