Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist and founder of Good Natured Art based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States Of America. Dani gravitate toward creating beautiful pieces of animals, plants and the natural world. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work. She has used nontraditional materials like wool fiber, linen, felt and a barbed needle to mimic traditional painting and drawing techniques.
Dani developed her distinct style of needle felting that she calls “painting with wool.” With this style, instead of using paint and a brush, she uses wool fibers and a felting needle to create the effects of layering color, creating texture and depth. She strives to push the boundaries of this fiber art by creating animal portraits and botanical pieces that are packed with details and realism.