Felt making is an ancient craft dating back thousands of years, yet the same techniques are still used today.
Wool ﬁbers are sprayed, pressed and rubbed with warm soapy water until they lock together to form a non woven textile which can be moulded into a myriad of creations, ranging from small three-dimensional objects to yurts and on to the thinnest of cobweb scarves.
This versatility never ceases to amaze me.
Handmade hats are my speciality. I use mainly Merino tops (processed fleece) which is fine, soft and available in a huge array of colours. The addition of different fibres such as silk, wool locks, organza and alpaca, either as an embellishment or blended, adds contrast and texture.
Wool from some British sheep breeds is close to my heart. Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester and Jacob are excellent for felt making and provide soft tops in a lovely range of natural colours.
I enjoy using vintage buttons and found objects to decorate my designs, and I also make bags, slippers and a variety of other designs as shown in my gallery.
I am a member of the International Felt Makers Association (I.F.A.)
My work is for sale online and commissions are taken – please email me.