Lea Ann Ferring (Mayhill)

Lea Ann Ferring grew up visiting Cloudcroft and the Sacramento Mountains, and was blessed to move to the Mayhill area full time several years ago. "Nature excites me and I love to capture it using fiber art,” Lea Ann states. "I create realistic or whimsical scenes using a variety of materials and techniques.”

Through her fiber art, Lea Ann explores texture using felting, quilting, hand stitching and painting with cottons, hand-dyed wools, recycled silks, beads, and various weight embroidery threads. "My favorite pieces come about by asking 'what if' as I apply different techniques.”

A biologist by training, Lea Ann is passionate about our world and curious about our place in it. She loves to explore fiber, texture and color and incorporates variety into her work. 

Nature is her inspiration for color and texture. She works with commercial fabric, hand-dyed fabric, silks, wool roving, lace, ribbons and images on paper and fabric. She likes to include found objects in her work where it is appropriate. While being in her studio is an essential part of her day, she also enjoys hiking and cooking and being with friends. 


laf hand-stitched landscapes

Hand-stitched landscapes


laf canyon vista

Canyon Vista


laf spring meadow

Spring Meadow


laf guardian angel

Guardian Angel


laf hollyhocks on my fence

Hollyhocks on My Fence


laf purple iris

Purple Iris


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