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Papaver Vert

Papaver Vert is a small creative studio in Northern California owned by designer Patty Benson. Based on form, function, and bold color, Patty's work utilizes the time consuming technique of crocheting and wet felting wool to create tactile pieces with a contemporary twist.

Artist Statement: 
"Working with wool as others may work with clay, to create bowls and vessels, is a never ending source of fascination for me. I love everything about wool - it's texture, smell, how well it shows off bold color and how it can go from one form to another with a crochet hook, soap and water."
-Patty Benson

About my business name, Papaver Vert:
It means green poppy in latin and french and is pronounced  
Puh-PAY-Ver   V-air
I have quite an obsession with the beauty of poppies and my favorite color is green. When coming up with my business name I wanted to combine my passions with a foreign sounding flair and Papaver Vert was born.

Location: Alameda, California, USA 
Online stores: Etsy, Supermarket
Blog: papaver vert
Languages spoken:  English, some Spanish, some French 

Tags: housewares designer, wet felting, crochet, fiber sculpture, installation, interior design, jewelry, wool, household items, surface design


  1. Hi Patty, your work has a very unique style. I like the reduced design.
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Visit Rayela's Fiber Focus for an interview with Patty:


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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