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Nicola Brown

No title to this post as I am saving all my energy for thinking and organising prior to my departure late on Tuesday night to catch my 6.30am flight out of Dublin on Wednesday morning!  I need to be available to check in a minimum of...

This morning I drove to Dublin to deliver Sylvia's rug with the big hope that a. it would be the right size and b. Sylvia would be happy with the finished design and colour!   [caption id="attachment_2025" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sylvia with her new rug in position"][/caption] If you remember, the...

I am still shaving Sylvia's rug in preparation for delivery on Monday, this time the wool fibres coming through the cotton on the back.  At one stage I thought that I wouldn't remove these 'hairs' but eventually decided that because the rug will be lying on...

As well as meeting loads of fun and dedicated fibre enthusiasts one of the best things about attending any international felt event is the sure fire knowledge that you will learn something new.  Many of you know that I love dreadlocks or felt cords but up until...

Pictures speaking louder than words again, hope to finish the fulling process later this afternoon!  Please excuse the poor quality of the photos taken inside but I did want to share the various stages of this project and it has proved difficult to get clear pictures depending...

At last I feel as if I am starting to get somewhere fulling Sylvia's large felt rug.  Measurements as of this afternoon are 1.67m X 2.67m so 17cm width ways and 17cm lengthways and finally the rug will be the required size!!!  No time to write any more...

The large felt rug that I am in the process of making is an interesting if challenging excercise in logistics!  [caption id="attachment_1969" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Adding some wool over the stitched centre line"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1970" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Adding the border"][/caption] From the samples that I did I worked out that...

This afternoon I have finally been able to take a couple of pictures of my completed sea creature!  [caption id="attachment_1957" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Home at Clasheen"][/caption] I had planned blogging more about Charlotte's wonderful workshop and the fabulous jewellery session I participated in with Evelyn Refshal but time is...

By the time you read this I will be part way through my two day workshop with Charlotte Buch at the 'Felt Naturally' symposium in Denmark!  [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Beautifully packaged treasure"][/caption] Last week I fell totally in love with a little ring created by Kate aka Tastykaeru and I was thrilled that...

For anyone wanting to visit me here at Clasheen to attend a felting workshop I am about 1 minute drive from Ballymurphy, Co. Carlow ( extremely rural village with 1 shop, a big church, 2 pubs one of which is also the post office and about 10 houses!), 5...