About Me

I am an artist with a passion for feltmaking that originates from my love of sheep. Living in the New Forest my work reflects my desire to connect with nature and the importance of sustainability.

I have been spinning weaving and dyeing my own fleeces for over thirty years. Having graduated in Agriculture I set up and ran my own company, producing yarn and knitting kits from my own flock of several hundred Rare Breeds of sheep. Feltmaking was a progression after having to disperse the flock when my father sold his smallholding.  I now have over twenty years of experience in teaching feltmaking from school children, adults with learning difficulties to community projects.

I currently run my own textile business teaching, exhibiting in the UK and internationally and selling my work though galleries and online.

I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association and also licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsman.

The work I produce is not only functional but has colour, texture and tactile qualities. Using both traditional and innovative techniques I aim to show the diversity and qualities feltmaking can be taken to and push the boundaries with my work.

My work is usually in relief and very often three-dimensional. I am a very ‘hands on’ person and love the tactile feel of felting. Each piece I produce is unique and I love the fact it can never be replicated. Felt making is a passion, my life and in my soul.

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi there,
    My name is Olivia. I’m the Communications Manager at The Edge, a division of the State Library of Queensland, in Australia!
    I thought I would drop you a line to share some of the things we are working on here! Things like Kombucha shoes and clothes! We have a large wet lab here and have just put pounds and pounds of Kombucha to rest while we shift some spaces.
    This is more of a ‘hello’ and ‘love what you’re doing’ email than anything else.
    Here’s a link to a few stories on our website: http://edgeqld.org.au/?s=kombucha&submit&doing

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Regards
    Olivia

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