I am a self taught felter, living out on the west coast of Argyll, Scotland. Originally from N Ireland, we moved here 3.5 years ago, having lived in Gloucestershire for over 20 years. I am married with 2 school age boys and a dog.
I discovered felting when the boys were very small and have been experimenting and developing my skill ever since. I have always loved textiles and natural fibres and am drawn to the painterly nature of felt colour blending.
My inspiration comes from the sea, sky and landscape around me. The colour range is vast and often surprising in its intensity. The range of blues, green, pinks, reds, purples, rusts, yellows and browns are almost infinite. They are always changing and evolving with the passage of time, light, weather and season. I am forever taking pictures as this fixes the colours in my mind, ready to flow out in the fleece.
I work primarily in merino as I find that most people are comfortable with this wool. It's long staple makes it less itchy and beautifully soft to wear and handle. All my work is available made to order as well as ready to wear. Due to the individual nature of each piece, and of the wearer, my listings will often not reflect the full extent of my work. Check out my Facebook page, Pinterest and Hazelmadeitposts on tumblr for more information or simply email me with a query on firstname.lastname@example.org