custom dogs, needle felting

Custom made felted dogs

Your dog in felt! A perfect present for the dog lover in your life. Bespoke, pure wool, needle felted dogs. poochie portraits Dog portraits on a 10 x 10 cm canvas Price £24 I do cats too! bandana buddies Perfect for your desk at work or a student's reminder of home! Complete with a spotty… Continue reading Custom made felted dogs

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This thing takes time!

Needle felting a dog sure does take a lot of time. I do love it though. Stage 1 for me in making a dog is the core, the main body shape, all wool of course. I use Shetland batt. For this dog I've used wire in the legs too to keep them slim but strong.… Continue reading This thing takes time!

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felted mobile, needle felting

Getting there with my sheep mobile!

 It's taking shape... So I weaved some willow hoops, I used up all the sticks I'd soaked and ended up making three. (Probably should have soaked the sticks for longer but I was soaking them in the bath and the youngest needed a shower!) It was time to start attaching the felted sheep and clouds.… Continue reading Getting there with my sheep mobile!

needle felting

A commission leads to a cacti obsession…

Those little pots are so cute! I hadn't thought of making cacti before, I usually make animals when I needle felt, but that's the beauty of a commission make. When a customer requested two cacti and a hedgehog, naturally I was ready to have a go! I sourced my cute little terracotta pots from Elfkendalfairies… Continue reading A commission leads to a cacti obsession…

needle felting

Making a felted sheep mobile

Making progress... So I needle felted the parts of the mobile a while ago. I love making Herdwick sheep using Herdwick wool and I thought that some mini ones would be just right for a mobile. Counting sheep to get to sleep and all that. I also made some clouds and added mohair fleece to… Continue reading Making a felted sheep mobile

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Hardy Herdwick sheep!

Felting sheep with Herdwick wool You may have read in a previous post that I try to buy only British wool now. This is due to the high standards of animal welfare in British sheep farming and shearing. Included in a recent batch of British wools that I ordered from World of Wool, was 100g… Continue reading Hardy Herdwick sheep!

craft fairs

How to survive a Craft Fair

  Hello, I wouldn't call myself an expert on craft fairs yet as I've only done four so far but hopefully if you're a true beginner, or just wondering whether to have a go, you may find these tips useful. It may sound obvious but do a bit of a reccy first to find out… Continue reading How to survive a Craft Fair

wool

Using British Wool

Cruelty free wool? I love animals and am a vegetarian. When I saw a post about someone using vegan materials to crochet with because they thought using wool was being unkind to animals, it made me stop and think. I love using wool and the fact that it is a natural material, I love the… Continue reading Using British Wool

Felted bowls

Felting bowls makes me happy

I love felting bowls. Bowls, vessels, pods…. whatever you call them, I just love making them.   I wet felt them using a resist method, a process that is now second nature to me. I just set up in the kitchen (best place because it can get pretty wet and soapy), put some tunes on… Continue reading Felting bowls makes me happy