I created a few of these last year and they were very popular so this year I started early and made even more. 6 area already winging their way accross the pond to the US.
Each ‘cracker’ is packed with a hand dyed selection of fleece, tops, silk, locks and tencel.
A fabulous gift for anyone who loves to spin or make felt. For those hard to please people on your list. Here are a couple to whet your appetite!
Almost packed, yarn, dyed wools, felting needles,Jacko the pumpkin and foam mats. Just got to iron a few clothes then I can put my feet up for an hour or two.
I’ve been working on this for a while, thought it would be fun to see how big a pumpkin I could felt. It’s not as large as I would have liked but nevertheless it is BIG. Made of clean sheep’s wool it has been made just with felting needles, about ten all in. I can’t weigh it as it’s too big for my kitchen scales but will weigh it as soon as it’s 100% complete. Still have the ribs, stalk, bottom and fronds to complete. It will make a great foot stool once completed.
I’m hoping it will make it into the Guiness book of world records. It has a 50″ circumference and stands 16″ tall (will be taller with stalk). What next you ask? Giant snowball? life size snowman?
I have just started to put together some needlefelting kits which are suitable for youngsters and adults. The kits contain all you need to make a unique piece of felt, either flat or 3D. The needles are very sharp so I recommend adult supervision and to have a box of plasters handy. All the fibres are washed and clean and dyed by me.
Make someone happy this school holiday when the weather is not nice enough to go outside. The kits are small enough to take on holiday too.
The village hall will be packed out today from 10am til 2pm with local clubs, businesses and societies most of which use the hall on a regular basis. I shall be there to promote my workshops and very local yarn from Roger and Dave.
All my etsy stock plus loads more will be with me at the Mansion market this Sat. Hopefully it will stay dry or I’ll be bringing soggy wool home! It’s a great market,Forest Row is a pretty little village with a couple of great coffee shops and a great craft shop.
Fresh from the dye pot, these gorgeous locks of Masham fleece are a felt makers dream. The fleece was incredibly dirty and full of brambles and burrs but I carefully washed and picked the fleece until most of the vegetation was out before I dyed the 2oz batches. At the last Mansion market some Japanese lasses told me that it is impossible to buy this kind of fleece in Japan so hopefully these will fly out the door!
Latest one is the palest mint cream green.
Masham fleece is amazing and spins fine too. These locks make great ‘hair’ for fairies!