With her company The Nature of Things, Sandra Adams designs and builds unique pieces of textile art for clients utilizing an ancient technique known as felting, which combines moisture, heat and friction together by hand to produce a fabric that can be molded, ruffled and shaped into beautiful textures. Sandra uses a hybrid approach when combining fibers, papers, cloth and found organic materials to produce eco-friendly art designed just for you, your home, your workplace—even your garden!

Adding natural textures to an outfit or accessory adds a new dimension to your wardrobe and makes a statement about you. Similarly, the art you place in your home and work environments contribute to the sense of “place” you’re creating.

Whether creating traditional or contemporary felted textiles, such as Nuno or laminated felting, Sandra uses beautifully dyed, natural fibers and fabrics, combined with wool, silk, cotton and bamboo fleece, to produce warm and strong, yet drapable and flexible, fabric art that is truly unique.

The soul of any home lies in the details. And when Sandra creates a piece for you, every detail in the materials she uses comes alive. Smooth or rough, hard or soft, polished or distressed, Sandra’s exquisite textures make a room visually unique.

For Sandra Adams, textile art is about alchemy, a way of exploring, composing and transcending the use of fabrics and fibrous materials into something uniquely beautiful, transforming them into art.

 “As an environmental textile artist, I seek to use my art to enhance people’s relationship and connection with the natural world. I prefer to use recycled and sustainable materials in a smart, efficient way with each piece of textile art I create. I take my inspiration from the patterns, colors, textures and organic forms offered by nature.”

Sandra enjoys creating pieces that contribute a comprehensive tactile experience to any space. Better yet, these elements are also easy to redo when you decide to update a room’s atmosphere.

 


Textiles have played an integral part of literally every culture throughout history. In fact, with the exception of architecture, few other art forms have served a more important purpose in meeting our most basic human needs—cloth provides comfort to our bodies as well as adds an aesthetic value to the environments we inhabit. Textiles reflect the cultures that create them, and serve as a link to our past. They tell the story about who we are, what we value and how we live. Best of all, when used in the manner in which Sandra employs, they complete the circle of nature by providing an everlasting, environmentally wholesome source for renewable, regenerative and sustainable material.