Wetting down, batting, felting & fulling. Learn it all in 3hrs.
Feltmaker, Designer, Textile Crafter
I'm a feltmaker, designer and WWOOF host. I've been featured in several books published on felt, edited Felt Matters, the International Feltmakers Association’s quarterly journal for seven years and actively support textile crafts.
I first started making felt when I moved from London to my organic smallholding in Surrey. With over 3.5 acres of land, I kept a small flock sheep for grazing. I realised that by felting wool, rather than weaving it, I could quickly create an extremely versatile fabric.
After graduating with a BA Hons in Constructed Textiles, I studied millinery at the London College of Fashion and have since been designing and making wearables - felt hats and scarves. My designs are handcrafted, one-off pieces and as such, very personal statements. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and I have been featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for 4 years running.
Felt making is an ancient craft that needs to be appreciated by a wider audience. I've travelled in the UK, Europe and South Africa offering talks, demonstrations and workshops on felt craft to both children and adults and meeting other felt makers.
A ball concoction in response to a project.
Blocked and peaked cap to walk the dog.
Starting the Pentagon Series for La Roche sur Yon in France.
A Nunofelt scarf made with turban muslin.