These cowls are made with merino wool and silk using a technique known as Numo felting. Creating the cowls involves building up layers of wool either overlaying silk fabric or including the silk in a layer, plus other lovely embellishments . The processes involve wet felting and fulling the wool. As each cowl is l individually made by hand each is unique. Wool and silk are natural insulators helping to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Being versatile they can be worn as ear warmers or neck warmers.
I will be exhibiting and selling the Cowls at the Bluebell Barn, Arlington on the 18th and 19th September
A New flock of Southdown sheep have arrived at Starlings. Sackville Road Bexhill East Sussex I designed and created them to celebrate the now almost forgotten Sussex wool industry.
Historically this British sheep is considered one of the most important breed. Originally sheep were bred for their wool particularly in the Middle Ages. Hence Many of our Sussex public houses are called the the Lamb, the Fleece, The Woolpack, Shepherd and Dog, plus smugglers Inn. The Southdown Sheep is considered to provide high quality fleeces that were exported and during the 100 year war smuggled to France. Today the sheep are valued for their fleece, meat and improving the livestock of other sheep. It is the oldest of the Down sheep.
As lockdown comes to an end and plans can begin to be made, I have tentative arrangements to exhibit at various craft shows and exhibitions in East Sussex. These include participating in Art Wave in September, Hailsham Festival Virtual Art Trail and Christmas events. Updates will be posted as they become confirmed. Please check back or use the contact me to request more information
The 2021 theme is Our Coast and available kits are:
Mr Chips – Seagull
Mr McPuffin – Puffin
Mr W Conqueror – Seal
All my felt kits have been tried and tested prior to being offered for sale. They can be purchased with materials, tools and instructions or without tools They are designed for beginners and improvers.
Please contact me to place an order.
Full Kit £22.50
Kit no tools £15.00
52 High Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AN. Tel: 01323 843014
The only High Street outlet in Hailsham where you can purchase locally handmade crafts. As well as being a small shop it is also a popular cafe and meeting place for local crafters and artists. Dippy Doodahs hosts regular craft classes led by qualified tutors . The handmade items include a range of woodwork, textiles , ceramics and fused glass. My popular teddy bears are always in stock.