Watch the Birdie

Love this little felted bird which I made last week at Jenny’s workshop. Although I have done 2D needle felting before this is my first 3D effort so feeling very pleased with myself. Mind you it was really due to Jenny’s patient teaching skills.

Felted 'Sparrow'

PS I haven’t had time to add his feet yet!

My Next show

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Contemporary TExtiles

My Next show

Fantastic Show – lots of high quality pieces. Looking forward to a busy and productive Mothers Day.

Basic stuff

The secret to my success! something so simple but with endless possibilities!

The British Felt Blog.....

What is Felt? (The technical version)

FELT” is a textile structure composed entirely of fibres physically interlocked and consolidated by the utilization of mechanical work, chemical action and moisture without the use of weaving, knitting, stitching, thermal bonding or adhesives.

This can be a little bit of a mouthful to say the least and can be perceived as somewhat pompous and in it’s own way a little old fashioned.

So lets try something a little more modern.

What is Felt? (A straight forward version)

“FELT” is a fabric, normally manufactured from sheep wool, that is made by pressing and steaming to enable the wool fibers to  interlock and form a continuous mat. Because of this natural process it has neither weft nor warp and exhibits the same structure throughout.

History of FeltFELT 2

Possibly the oldest textile structure known to man (although this can’t be proved!).

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Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Join me on Saturday in the picturesque Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted. I will be on the first floor of the Town Hall where there will be a wide choice of fantastic handmade Christmas gifts on sale.

Just imagine the faces of your friends and family when you give them a handmade present that’s locally produced and absolutely unique to them.

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Farmers’ Market

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Join me on Sunday in the picturesque Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted. I will be on the first floor of the Town Hall where there will be a wide choice of fantastic handmade Christmas gifts on sale.

The Farmers’ Market will be open and the town is also a great place for Sunday lunch so why not make a day of it?

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market

Farmers’ Market