Category Archives: Community

What goes into hand dyed yarn?

A few days ago, Ruth had the courtesy of sending me an email reminder about my upcoming blog post (this one). I mentioned I was sparse on ideas, so she suggested I talk about my dyeing process. This ended up … Continue reading

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Cuffs and Stuff

A couple of years ago a friend alerted me to the wonderful Australian magazine simply called “Felt”. It’s only published twice a year but I look forward to it eagerly as it’s always crammed with interesting photographs and articles including … Continue reading

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More sewing shenanigans (but still no waistcoat)

If you’ve been following my waistcoat sewing adventures, you’ll know I was fairly optimistic I’d have a finished (or, more advanced) garment to show you by now. The thing is… I’ve hit a snag. After finding out the shoulder area … Continue reading

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Dipping my toe back in …….

During most of the Covid 19 lockdown in the UK I couldn’t travel the 8 miles to my studio. I did bring wool home, but I haven’t made much felt recently. Early on in lockdown I decided, while the weather … Continue reading

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Do I have a finished vest? (Spoiler: I don’t)

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well, or at least managing not to randomly yell at walls. If you remember, the last time I wrote I was working on a Victorian-style waistcoat mockup, and I was determined to have the real … Continue reading

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Jewellery Challenge

It was great to see that “Jewellery” was the subject for the 2020 first quarter challenge. I love making felted jewellery, whether that’s pendants, bangles or brooches. This choker style necklace is wet felted Superfine Merino.  It came about because … Continue reading

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Cabin fever and mock-ups

Hello. Let me start by hoping you and your loved ones are all of sound health. In light of recent events, last week my husband and I decided to self-isolate. Not too hard a task for two humans whose favourite … Continue reading

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Felted Jewelery for the First Quarter Challenge 2020

This is a guest post by Lyn and Annie who were unable to post today but will be back soon. Annie decided to make a lariat as she’d never felted one before … she likes a challenge… it’s 350 cm … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Animals

Since I started running workshops in 2017 I’ve often been asked if I will teach needle felted animals, maybe how to make a hare or a fox, etc. and my answer was always the same….. “sorry no, but I can … Continue reading

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Studio Space -“Final” Layout

On my last post, I showed you my new studio space. I had just moved in and my beloved fibre was still very much scattered around, and I felt a little at a loss as to where I should place … Continue reading

Posted in 3D, felt art, Guest Artists, Guest Writer, Made From Felt, natural wools, sculptural felt, Spinning, Wool | 16 Comments