A big thank you to all the ladies who joined me at Greystoke for the Herdwick Workshop. Firstly for getting up early (clocks forward) and making a great job with your doorstops. We all had a good work out with the heavy weighted body to warm up, then a lot of stabbing which is good stress relief by the way. I hope you have recovered and your herdwicks have settled in to their respective homes :) in Matlock, Scotland, Preston and Cumbria. Photos are now up on the workshop page.
Many thanks to Annie, see you May 14th for the next one.
Happy felting !
I am pleased to say I am now exhibiting my work at Viridian Gallery in Keswick.Lots of little gems to be found here, Herdy will feel at home here, so close to the fells and surrounded by wonderful Herdwick art adorning the gallery walls. Call in and say Hi to Herdwick Tup and Ewe.
My work is also displayed at Santon Bridge Gift shop , this is stocked with so many lovely crafts and gifts. My Woodland Woozles are stocked here along with kits and wool supplies. Woodlands Tea Rooms cannot be avoided with the aroma of their fresh coffee and scrummy meals. I love my delivery days here.
If you live further afield, I have a Folksy shop for online shopping.
A while ago I bought some Black Leicester Longwool and Angora Goat fibre directly from the farm. I have been waiting for a sunny dry day to wash the fleeces and put them out to dry. They went from very smelly to clean and bouncy !
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Hello, It has been a while since my last blog. Herdwicks have dominated my time but I'm not complaining, there is no better companion than the woolly herdys.
In preparation for the upcoming Workshops I have been blending more grey herdwick with lovely soft wools and a little white to add lighter shades.
My first Herdwick Ram doorstop is now complete, he takes considerably longer to make with his horns but I have been intending to make one for ages and now I want to make more of theses fine fellas!
The other doorstops I'm working on are Owls but it is hard to build stock at the moment as they fly away as soon as they land on the shop shelf, another one is sitting on my desk awaiting his wings, then he will be ready to fly! Teddy bears are also on the to do list, so far one little brown bear is complete, he has a wire armature body which makes him poseable.
Postie should be delivering my order of Wenslydale coloured locks this week, I get incredibly excited about any wool delivery, but I can't wait to see these new colours so that I can add to more lovely locks to the Woodland Woozles. The characters are named after woodland plants which makes learning about the woodlands with children so much more fun when they can take their own Woozle along with them.
The next workshop is Easter Sunday but is fully booked, I look forward to meeting all those that are attending it will no doubt be a fun day. Other future workshops have places still available, all listed on my Workshop page. Mr Ram is pictured, I shall get a picture of him soon with all the ewes, hope you like him.
...... postie just delivered my lovely locks!