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Nicola Brown

Yesterday afternoon Carmen, Polly, Joan (a New Zeland friend) and I got stuck in to some serious activity.  Joan and I had been working on the Irish Green Gathering all morning and felting was just the way to spend the afternoon.  Carmen brought along a gorgeous selection...

I am really looking forward to experimenting with the scrim that I batiked (is that a word?!) last week during the course that I participated in at the Grennan Craft Mill, Thomastown.  The fabric took the dyes brilliantly and I intend to make a couple of vessels...

Here is a photo as promised of the wallhanging I made last Saturday after Jean's workshop by inserting the piece of printed muslin I created into a larger piece of felt.  I was very happy with the result although after Bernie's beautiful photography not a bit happy...

Here is another image Bernie McCoy took, this time a featherweight scarf and a bangle made from undyed fibres.  This scarf is one of my mother's favourites, extremely light and amazingly warm!  The wool used is merino and I added quite a lot of mulberry...

Thanks a million to professional photographer Bernie McCoy who took some amazing images of my work on Tuesday.  I just got the CD today and am finalising an application for 'Breaking Out' at the Crafts Council so will not put all the images up on...

FIBRE ALERT I have just recieved some amazing products from an excellent Australian site http://www.essentialtextileart.com .  I discovered them on line whilst doing a search for nuno felt and boy am I glad I did!  Thanks Susan, for your prompt and friendly service, I will definitely be...

My second delivery from Wollknoll arrived yesterday and I could hardly wait to get stuck in to the box.  Not having much free time to mess about I just ripped it open and decided to create a new piece immediately!!  The colours of a gorgeous...

After months of hard work for the Green Energy Fair I am almost free to concentrate on a series of small sculptural vessels incorporating silk and wool.  I just arrived back from Dublin today and was too exhausted to face in to any paperwork until...

I feel as if Carmen and I have just completed a felting marathon.  I am actually working full steam ahead for next week's Green Energy Fair but as we had a bank holiday in Ireland today, felt was on the adgenda!  It is really great...

After the success (or lack of success!) with my last attempt to insert wire within my felt I decided to try a small sample as before but insert the wire as soon as I removed the laminate underlay resists.  It worked!!  I laid out a small landscape in Bheda...

Delving through the goodies in my delivery from Germany has sparked so many creative projects it is almost hard to concentrate!  I decided to work my first piece in Alpaca without adding any other fibres and see how it reacted to felting.  The fibres looked...

My love affair with felt continues.  Yesterday my delivery of fibres and equipment arrived from Germany, seventh Heaven!  Already I have managed to create 2 new scarves and tonight I will be tutoring again, probably do some really light and supple marino creations.  Have now...

Wow, so much has been happening of late that I don't know where to start.  I'll try to get this in some sort of order but guess it might just become one big long ramble. My addiction to felt continues!  Last weekend Carmen (my friend who...

Hi Everybody, Please bear with me, this is my very first blog! Inspired by nature and the surrounding rural landscape I create simple bowls, wallhangings and wearable items using a variety of felting techniques. Materials used include fibres from sheep, goats, rabbits, plants and found objects. Items may also...