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Nicola Brown

I'm trying to relax this afternoon after a brisk walk with a friend this morning. It's hard to switch off totally so now I'm in front of the stove planning a big new raw fleece cushion to put in the chair beside my range. ...

[caption id="attachment_3264" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Orange and yellow felt flower"][/caption] SIMPLE FELT FLOWERS Materials list  Approx 2 to 3g (.07 to .105oz) merino or Icelandic wool (batts or roving) in complimentary or contrasting colours, a spot of clashing colour often works well! A little silk fibre, tencel, firestar...

It's Alan's birthday today so I won't get to blog, reply to comments, check email or update FB properly until tomorrow at the earliest.  We're meeting friends for lunch, celebrating the Winter Solstice with more friends in the afternoon and then walking through the fields...

I'm totally addled now having spent the last number of hours adding finishing touches to some raw fleece and merino bags in preparation for the farmer's market in Borris tomorrow morning. [caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Raw wool and merino bag with adjustable shoulder strap"][/caption] If it wasn't...

I'm felting like crazy now in order to have a nice supply of stock for the craft fair on December 4th.  Taking the descision to limit my range of products has been beneficial I think, I've decided to concentrate on flowers, a series of bags/accessories...

As mentioned in my last brief post I do tend to get drawn back to the same inspiration time after time. [caption id="attachment_3145" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Stones on the shoreline near Enniscrone, Co. Sligo"][/caption] The beauty of the sea-washed stones near Enniscrone on the west coast of Ireland...

It's wild, windy and extremely wet outside, the Internet connection is down so thank goodness for phones!!! I didn't get to take many pictures at the weekend but those I did were mainly of wet stones and fossils again, it's interesting how I get...

On Saturday Mairead and Sharon really knuckled down to create beautiful pieces of flat felt in the morning and both felted wonderful vessels in the afternoon.  It's always interesting sharing techniques with other artists because once I demonstrate the basic skills I love watching how...