Category Archives: Community

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

Thank You from Zed and the Holiday Card Exchange

Zed wanted me to include her thanks to all of you for your generous support. Here’s what she had to say: Ruth, Please could you pass on my sincere gratitude to everyone who made a donation or bought an e-book … Continue reading

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Plaited felt vessel

This is a guest post by Kim Winter of Flextiles. In September I started a two-year part -time basketry course at City Lit, which is an adult education institute in London. Although it’s only one day a week in college, … Continue reading

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Knitting & Stitching Show 2019

One of the highlights of my calendar in November is always the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate. I’ve never thought that the title does this show any justice as it’s so much more than knitting and stitching! The event, … Continue reading

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