May 17, 2016
Thanks to British sheep breeders around the country, dye suppliers, friends and family I will be able to celebrate my 1000th etsy sale before the year is out. I would say 95% of those sales are dyed and natural Rare Breed wool locks, that’s a LOT of wool! (If I combined the 2 shops I would be over the 1000 but I want to concentrate on the woolly one)
I love my job, love the natural products I work with and love the customers who never fail to amaze me with how they use the wool locks I produce.
2017 is just around the corner and it will be just as woolly!
Needlefelted Unicorn with Teeswater mane and tail
April 30, 2015
Having just been asked if I had any ‘wool’ suitable for doll hair I said ‘Is the Pope Catholic?’
I couldn’t tell what was suitable over the phone so my friend popped round with her scantily clad ‘lace project’ a beautiful fabric doll wearing a lacy negligee, lace stockings, suspender belt, bra and panties. But she was BALD! We trawled through baskets of sorted curls and bags of unsorted curls until we decided on overdyed black Wensleydale. As she is a work in progress you’ll have to wait until she’s complete before she is revealed.
Previously the same friend had asked me for curls for her mermaid, well, here is the result. The embroidery and beading is all hand stitched. I’m in awe!
This next project (different maker) is a male doll about 60cm tall, he is in the ‘raw’ so avert your eyes if you are of a delicate nature.
Who knew this is how my hand dyed locks would end up!
And now for something completely different, a needlefelted bear!