York Felters – paper-making heaven

I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a local textiles group to join and lo and behold, one of my new Twitter friends mentioned that one was forming in York. Off I trotted and met a wonderful and diverse group of fellow felters while we made silk paper. It’s been a while since I […]

Can felters make mistakes?

I was feeling very pleased that I’d successfully made a piece of very fine felt – it was the most delicate to date. I took it to show Demetri who asked a question which left me feeling a little crushed – “How can you get the bubble-wrap marks out?” Looking at the image now I […]

I have a soft pot for you

To some, writing or creating is like breathing – there is a flow in and out, sometimes more inhalation than exhalation or vice versa, but even though the resistance can be there we can’t help ourselves but do it. I have spent the day itching to be creative outside of work, and succeeded in doing […]

A starting point in felt

Beginning anything can be a painful process. It’s taking that first step into who knows what. Actually committing yourself to doing something, anything can take more force than is absolutely necessary and even when no force is required as it’s just so darned simple I am more than capable of creating a few obstacles. I […]