Photo: Simply You Photography by Katie Ramsey
Megan Hammer creates felted wool fiber art to embrace the textures of nature. She combines fibrous texture with intricate details to explore the potential for collaboration and harmony between human touch and the simple beauty found in nature.
Megan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. She later became fascinated with using wool as an art medium, and has been creating vibrant, expressive fiber art since 2018. Her work has been exhibited state-wide, including the Carnegie-Ellsworth Gallery, Artisan Gallery 218, and the Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition.
Through sharing her work, Megan discovered a curiosity in others surrounding the art of felting. Since 2019, she has found joy and connection by leading creative workshops where she shares felting techniques and encourages an appreciation for nature. She has been a featured workshop instructor for organizations such as the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University and the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in Colorado.
Megan’s artwork has evolved through different mediums, but has always been inspired by the simple, natural wonders she encounters. Megan can be found admiring and gathering inspiration from the flora of her surroundings, whether wandering the wild prairie, or weeding her backyard flower garden. She lives in Urbandale, Iowa with her husband, where she creates art while instilling a love of nature in her two young sons.