Visit my New Folksy Shop

Joanne Shewan Textiles Folksy Shop

Beautiful handmade and naturally dyed pure wool scarves

Beautiful handmade and naturally dyed pure wool scarves

 After months of deliberation (and avoidance) I have finally sorted out my initial foray in online selling.

As a starting point I eventually decided to give Folksy – the place to buy handmade gifts and craft supplies and for British designers and makers to sell their work – a try.

It was very easy and my new shop is now up and running so I hope you will make a quick visit and check it out.

JoanneShewan Folksy Shop

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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Extend Your Dwindling Shopping Days at NT Chiltern Gateway Centre Christmas Bazaar

Join me this Sunday 16th December (and 23rd) at the National Trust Chiltern Gateway Centre’s annual Christmas Bazaar from 11am to 4pm. Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Pud and Mulled Wine whilst listening to the Carol Singers. Choose presents for those special people from a variety of seasonal craft gift and local produce stalls.

Blush Wrap

Don’t resist the temptation to touch my Blush Scarf.


Stained Glass by fellow ANB member Jack Cooper.

Christmas Bazaar