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Nicola Brown

This morning I finished the last of the 36 felt flowers for my sister's lamp and as the latest batch are drying on the range I thought it would be fun to take a picture of some scattered amongst the leaves of my beautiful purple burning bush!  [caption...

The next task was to narrow down my fibre choices and decide which colours would best compliment the scarf I had chosen to work with.  Starting to select fibres and coloursThe picture on the left shows my initial collection of fibres laid out surrounding the scarf, hand dyed gold silk, a...

So many ideas, thoughts, impressions, happenings, exhibitions, commissions (promise to felt your sleeveless top tomorrow Patricia, just getting new bubble wrap this afternoon for the job), meetings etc. at the moment and although my brain is not actually scrambled I just can't seem to write quickly...

I was thrilled to get a letter yesterday evening saying that the complex felt bag that I entered has made it through to the final round of judging in the RDS National Crafts Competition.  [caption id="attachment_1790" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Close up of glass nugget and seed beads"][/caption] Obviously I can't...

Inspired by the flowers in my herbaceous border and being extremely short of time this week I suddenly realised on Monday that I had the perfect coloured batts in my studio coupled with just enough time to felt a simple cylindrical vessel.  [caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Detail from aquilegia felt vessel"][/caption] Last...

Got my 3 entries off to the craft competition over the weekend but totally out of time for any felting or blogging until tomorrow morning at the earliest but it is more likely to be Thursday afternoon if I were to be quite realistic!  The start...