Come for a visit and learn more about the craft of needle and wet felting. See what can be made using many different colourful wools and fibres.
I was given a needle felting book and kit by my husband and daughter 4 years ago and fell in love with this addictive craft. What began as a hobby has grown arms and legs and hopefully, I can help spread my love of all things woolly through my handcrafted felting work.
It is such a wonderful, natural craft using fibres that are environmentally friendly. I like to think that one day my pieces will harmlessly and naturally degrade once more into the earth. Fibre is such a lovely medium to work with and enjoy. The colours and feel of each different wool and silk is amazing.
I have recently moved to the Cowal Peninsula from Ayrshire, so for my first year will be content to be simply involved in the Cowal Open Studios as an associate member, learning and experiencing my new local area through this wonderful group of artists.
My inspiration comes from all around me. I have made interpretations of my favourite characters from books, myth and film. My pieces hopefully make people connect through memories and experiences shared. I love being lost and wandering in the world of imagination and magic and work to express this in the pieces that I design and make.
This year, with my new location, I am allowing my work to follow natural patterns that I see around me, with a twist of course. I love the ocean and living here I can draw upon the many different emotions and colours of water and follow the stories of those that live besides, on and underneath her. The pieces that I make are slowly reflecting this change in location.
Recently I have begun to wet felt with wool, silks and all other fabulous fibres that I come across. It is such a wonderful process whereby you truly only see what you have created after the piece has dried. It is only then that you see the interaction of different fibres in a piece of felted cloth and see the shiny silks peeking through the merino wools. I use this process to make cobweb scarves and clothing for my needle felted art dolls. I would love to make more using wet felting in the future and have a hat mould ready and waiting to experiment with.
Each piece that I create comes with it a story of what has inspired its creation and the energies that flow through it. I love colour therapy and the healing that flows from it and try to incorporate this aspect into many if not all of my pieces. The story is so important to all that I create, and it is shared with customers through a gift story card that accompanies each item.
I love to work on private commissions and can be contacted to make anything that you can imagine. If you want to chat with me regarding a project, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss what you would like to see brought to life.
The definition of an Imaginarium is simply a place where the imagination lives and is allowed the freedom to express itself. I hope to make this live through my felting work.
Head for Toward Lighthouse, keep right and follow for Port Talbot until you see school crossing signs, I am in the first house on the left in ‘The Hollies’