Category Archives: Feltmaking

Springspiration 2022!

craft ideas for Spring

Spring is springing (so are the March hares!) and Easter is just round the corner. Are you feeling inspired to create? Felt Making Ideas Feltmaking and Needle Felting techniques can be used to create 3-dimensional objects and there are many resources on the internet for making a needle felted Easter – try colourful Easter Eggs, […]

Caterpillar made from Felted Balls

Toy made from felt balls

It is great fun making felt balls – especially with the help from enthusiastic children! The balls can be used to make jewellery, toys, mobiles, embellishments, costume and more. Felt is made from wool fibres, and Merino wool is particularly good for this. It has a long fine fibre which felts readily and is available […]

Feltmaking in a Washing Machine!

Felt made in a washing machine

A quick and easy method of making felt in a washing machine – just parcel up and throw in with your usual wash. Felt is created by agitating wool fibres until they mat together to form a non-woven fabric. The fibres can be laid flat on a surface or moulded around a former such as […]

Christmas Wreath Decorations made from Merino Wool Tops

Merino Wool Christmas Wreath

Simple and effective Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool Tops by Cara and Jo Barrell.   How to Make the Christmas Wreath You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found in floristry sections in garden centres. If you can’t find one, you can bend a […]

Natural Dyeing & Felt Making Courses in Scotland

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Wild Rose Escapes run craft, wild cookery and relaxation holidays and courses in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Their courses include natural dyeing and felt making. We invited owner Rosie to tell us a little more about their craft holidays. “I have been running craft courses in the Highlands of Scotland for over […]

Wool Fibres for Spinning or Felt Making

Wool for felting and spinning

Prepared Wool Fibres Wool fibres that have been washed and carded into a roving are commonly known as Wool Tops. The fibres are prepared so that the wool tops are consistent in their staple length and count. The Bradford count of fibre fineness is sometimes used in the UK to define a wool top: the […]

Silk Fibres for Spinning, Dyeing, Needle Felting and Silk Papermaking

Mawata Cap from Silk Cocoon

These luxurious Fibrecrafts fibres are available in a variety of forms and each is the result of different stages in the silk production. The silk fibres can be dyed to vibrant colours using Acid dyes and the reflective light qualities of the fibre add further dimensions. These silk tops have been hand-dyed and are available […]

Needle Felted Animals by Coralie and Phil Miles

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We love these needle felted animals created by Coralie and Phil Miles. This is their first attempt and we can’t wait to see how their skills progress! Coralie used to work here with us before she retired. She is a keen spinner (see her skein samples and her freeform crocheted bag) and crafts person, as […]

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