Author Archives: Flextiles

About Flextiles

Flextiles uses shibori, ecoprinting and felting to create original, one-off upcycled pieces. Extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its environmental impact by 20-30%.

Another prefelt seedpod

This is a guest post by Kim Winter of Flextiles. A few weeks ago, Ruth posted about how the shape of a seedpod she made using prefelt was influenced by differential shrinkage. I thought I would try out this technique … Continue reading

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Felt and basketry

This is a guest post by Kim Winter of Flextiles. Some of you may know that as well as being a felter I have recently developed an interest in basketry. Given that I love making 3D vessels and sculptural felt, … Continue reading

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Hat workshop with Sarah Waters

Although I’ve made a lot of 3D felt, I’ve never made a hat (I’ve made berets, but they don’t really count). This is because: I don’t wear hats (unless it’s extremely hot or extremely cold, neither of which happens much … Continue reading

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Felting with old sweaters

I’m a great recycler, as I suspect many textile lovers are. Much of my business is based on scouring charity shops and jumble sales for items that other people have discarded and transforming them back into desirable objects. Some old … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Writer, Wet Felting, Wool | 24 Comments