Joanne Strehle Bast

Jewelry & Shawl Pins


How to Shop

Online Store:
There are many more items available than what is listed on my website. If you don’t see what you want-contact me by email or phone for additional items.

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Discount/Special Offer

Small pair of bead earrings free with $100 purchase.

About Us

As a child, I did a lot of number paintings, but I never followed the lines, and embroidery kits, but I never read the instructions. When it came time for college, I believed I must put away childish things and study something serious. After pursuing several scientific degrees, I rediscovered fiber as an art form.

I work both flat and sculpturally, using wool, yarns, threads and beads to create wall art, jewelry, wearable accessories and 3D forms. Most of my work has a stitched construction, either worked onto a fabric backing such as hand and machine stitchery or as a construction technique of its own. Like needle lace, needle weaving, felting and beadwork. Color is a consistent focus of my work, particularly the graduation or shading of one color or pattern into another. Color transitions are employed both for pure visual pleasure and as symbols for the expression of larger themes.

I have felted and/or stitched wall art, knitted and fulled hats, knitted headbands (with pockets), felted and beadwork jewelry, as well as beadwork art forms.

Contact Information

162 School House Road
Littlestown, PA 17340

(717) 873-1288. Leave voicemail if I don’t answer, phone service is weak.

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Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

Submit your proposal(s) here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15.…

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