Latest News about Feltmaking and Duckshedfelt

H.Art over for another year :(

Kington Old Police Station was a superb venue and well received by local people.  It was amazing to see how many people came from a great distance and how many of those have H.Art as a date in their diary every year. It is not surprising as artists put huge efforts into their displays, new […]

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Felt-making Demonstration at Dilwyn Show, Hereford

  Felt-making demonstrations all day at Dilwyn Show, Herefordshire.  Lovely local country show with  horses, dogs, plants (Bryncurl)  cake and great crafts. WI ladies behind me (aged under 30!) provided us with delicious titbits all day and donated two kilner jars of pre-mixed yummy chic-chip dough cookies for Hereford Painting Club who are based at […]

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Felt Design processes for a Welsh Exhibition – Sampling

Design isn’t something you should be afraid of.  Play with the colours in blocks, add prefelt cut out shapes and then with fine layers paint over the top to ensure the layers blend together.  Wet out, dry and leave to one side.  Take photographs and look at a few days later.  You could make another […]

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Danish felt makers with slashed vessels

So good to share with such experienced Danish felt makers.  There was much laughter, a lot of cake eaten and wine drunk but amazingly it was the most productive felt making course I’ve been involved in.  Really enjoyed the pop-up art display of some of the work at Upper Newton Farmhouse. Please follow us on:

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Eat, Live, Sleep Herefordshire

Exciting link with this dynamic new business at the NEC for the British Travel and Trade Show on March 16th and 17th 2016.   Duckshedfelt is producing some screen printed textiles for the event. Please follow us on:

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Felting workshop March 16

Mothers’ Day

I love my job! First, I listen, really listen to the “client”, then I question, then we make a list of actions, in this case: 1. Blend colours suitable for a gift for Mother’s day. 2. Design on a table with lots of coffee and cake. 3. Prepare the silk (wetting and folding so we […]

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Slimming World breakfast before a felt-making course

March special event stay overnight in a twin room, be pampered in the farmhouse with a delicious breakfast and then make some slippers out of fleece on a felt-making course for the day. Bring your own special bits of lace or pure wool leftovers and we’ll design some unique slippers.  Enjoy a slimming world syn […]

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Shropshire Hills Art Trail

Fleeces being prepared ready to create some lovely new products for 2016.  Although it is mild there is nothing quite like settling down to card some local Dorset fleece in front of a cosy wood burning stove.  I still have some indigo waiting for some dye magic – the question is can it be fitted […]

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Cheltenham Stroud International Festival SIT

Exciting few days at the first Cheltenham Show in the Town Hall, 75 amazing textile artists.  Wedding Shawl bought by a beautiful future bride – can’t wait to see her in it. Shared a stand with lovely printmaker Sarah Smith.  We met lots of superb textile artists and new graduates and degree students.   Worth […]

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