Cecilia Ho


SCAD Designations

SCAC Verified Teaching Artist




  • Visual Art
  • Folklife/Traditional Arts
  • Crafts
  • Design Arts

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country



Cecilia Ho of FELTasticFashion, Greenville SC, collaborates with 4K-12 grade teachers to teach fiber arts integration units at local and regional SC public, charter, and private schools, as well as museums and non-profit organizations. Cecilia was born into a family of fashion and interior designers in Hong Kong. She grew up in her parents’ studios and practiced handicrafts. Cecilia focused on traditional felting technique beginning in 2007 from her previous residency in Nova Scotia, Canada, where plentiful sheep farms and resources are available. Cecilia continued to share her felting knowledge and skills after her relocation to South Carolina in 2013. Cecilia has been holding felting workshops monthly at Greenville Center of Creative Arts, seasonally at Spartanburg Art Museum, and annually at Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville, NC. She conducts felting demonstrations and hands-on interactive activities at museums and festivals i.e., United Way Hands-on (2022), Artisphere Art Lab (2016-2020), High Museum of Art in Atlanta (2018), & Smithsonian affiliations museums. Cecilia participates in juried art exhibitions and fashion shows across the USA. She’s a recipient of Metropolitan Arts Council’s “2020 MAC Award Minority Teaching-Artist Fellow”. Cecilia was invited as a guest juror for district and regional youth art competitions, and as an artist judge for the Makers Challenge television show. www.FELTasticFashion.com was created to offer information regarding artist in residency project samples, her workshops and events schedule, NZ wool fibers, felting supplies, all-inclusive felting DIY kits, and commissions. Her home studio opens to the public during Greenville Open Studios organized by MAC annually in November.

Artist Statement

I love wool because I can “Felt It. Love It. Treasure It.” Felting with colorful wool fibers allows me to create memories with unique decorative, wearable yet functional pieces to treasure. By applying the natural materials in my felt work, it will drive conversation to connect with my audience.

Felting allows me to manipulate one of the oldest textile techniques (Wet Felting) to incorporate contemporary felting applications (Needle Felting & Nuno Felting) and to create decorative, wearable yet functional wool felt creations.

The softness of wool from New Zealand Merino & Corriedale sheep, & the shininess of cellulosic fibers from Mulberry Silk, Tencel & Viscose fibers attract me to create organic designs in various forms, shapes, textures, and scales.

I love to express my imagination through felting in many different ways that often depend on what I encounter through traveling and visiting places. My designs are always inspired by moving objects from nature like birds, flowers, rivers & waterfalls. Often I reveal my love for colors that come from the ever-changing landscape during sunrise, sunset, or fall leaves in the mountains. Sometimes I like to include traditional Chinese Culture and my childhood memories from Hong Kong. There is always a story or a special memory as I create a unique wool felt creation.