Category Archives: Gallery

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Needle Felted Old English Sheepdog

Needle felted sheep dog

Heather Gardiner sent in these charming photographs of her Old English Sheepdogs, Fernie and Gair. Alongside is the cute little doggie she has needle felted from their hair. Heather told us ‘This was the first I had ever made using this technique and the little dog went on to be raffled to help the OES […]

Handmade Books by Jan Fairbairn-Edwards

Handmade books

Handmade books made by Jan Fairbairn-Edwards, using Lokta papers and handmade, dyed bamboo paper using Deka L dyes in red, old gold and black. The covers are made from Suede Lokta paper. Handmade Lokta paper is available in a large selection of colours and finishes. Lokta colours and Lokta Sloshy shown below

Tapestry Weavings from Dulwich College Preparatory School

dulwich school weaving

Sue Noble from Dulwich College Preparatory School sent us these great pictures of weavings made by the 7 to 9 year old boys who attend her popular club. The boys have been very creative using the chunky coloured wool yarns from Traub. Here are some examples of their work

Hand Spun, Knitted and Felted

Handspun Felted Bag

Chrissie Shepherd hand crafted this handbag by first hand spinning a selection of dyed merino wool tops (drafting the colours at random to create the variation in colour). She then knitted a rectangle before felting it. Once it was felted, Chrissie folded over two fifths of the fabric and stitched the sides. The remaining fifth […]

Beads and Embellishment

Mixed Media Jewellery

Susan Bush very kindly brought in these necklaces and butterfly to show us. The bottom necklace has been made using wooden beads and washers covered with fabric scraps. Susan also made this charming bag for her daughter. The remnants of fabric have been ‘knitted’ together using an embellisher machine. The needle felting attachment can be […]

Tied Weave – Summer & Winter, by Ans Drost

Ans Drost weaving

Complex weaver, Ans Drost, emailed these photographs of the weavings she has achieved on her Lout Megado loom. Ans says of the image below ‘the same pattern in a different colour. It is still done in tied weave, Summer and Winter. The yarn is 5/2 cotton. I do like this colour better.’

Rigid Heddle Weaving by Alison Butcher

Alison Butcher Woven Skirt

Our resident weaver, Susan Litton, is often heard expounding the virtues of the basic rigid heddle (also known as tabby loom). ‘It’s a very good experimental loom for creating woven cloth for tea towels, soft furnishings and clothing!’ In 2002 one of our regular customers, Alison Butcher (pictured below) arrived wearing her rigid heddle woven […]

Polymer Clay Cake Toppers

Polymer clay cake toppers

We often send out regular orders to our customers, but our curiosity was piqued when we began to receive an order every Tuesday for polymer clay from customer Cheryl Locke. Julie (who is an important member of our sales team here, and will often answer your calls) decided to investigate Chery’s email address which included […]