Wednesday, 19 August 2009

How it all started

My first piece of hand made felt was part of a project that involved a visit to Lincoln Christmas Market in December 2008. I was inspired by some felt bags and decided to explore felt as a material. I was really pleased with the end result at the time, although looking back at it now, there are plenty of things wrong with it! The colours worked well and the addition of the embroidery helped with the overall look of the piece. I was very taken with the 'low-tech' process of felt making as not a lot of equipment is needed. The other thing is that felt making is a very forgiving process and even complete beginners can create something to be proud of.

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