Since her introduction to textiles in 2007 Nicola Brown has studied extensively in Ireland, Europe and the US to learn new techniques and develop her fine art textile practice. As a mature student, Nicola choose not to go down the traditional art college route but instead attends technique specific workshops, masterclasses and symposia with international tutors whose work she admires, this is an ongoing process. Her current practice explores the use of eco printing to impart colour directly from organic materials onto silk, wool and handmade felt.
Nicola also delivers regular felting and eco printing workshops in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the US, Canada and Portugal, in 2015 she will be making her first trip to Australia as an invited tutor at the Geelong Textiles Fibre Forum.
At the end of 2012 Nicola and US felter Dawn Edwards were chosen to take over the reins of the international group FeltUnited.