The Artist - Michelle Fleet

My name is Michelle  Fleet. I have been dreaming and creating since childhood. Many days and nights were spent being creative with my mom in a small apartment filled with an abundance of imagination in the Bronx! My world of creativity was also fueled by my first love, dance. Along with dance classes and performances I would also create my own stories, dances, costumes and sets to entertain my family. My days were filled with endless ideas and fun.


As an adult I am truly grateful to have had a career as a professional dancer. My 20 year dance career took me all over the world, opening my eyes to all the beauty in it and influencing my creative flow. My love for fiber arts was rekindled when I started touring, I remembered how to crochet & taught myself how to knit in 1999. Over the years I have taken various classes in knitting, crocheting, ribbonry and felting. When I began felting, I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m fascinated with fiber and discovering its endless possibilities. In 2010 my mom started building her alpaca ranch, naturally I jumped for joy! While I love working with all kinds of fiber, Alpaca fiber is my favorite and a treat to work with. Having the freedom to create all day and share with the world is a dream come true. The labor of love put into each piece I create is worth every smile.