About me

A little bit about me

From a very young age I watched Mum knitting & sewing away.
She made clothes and knitted cardigans for herself, 5 daughters and two sons, I guess it was a thing that many used to do out of necessity, but she did enjoy it and we had some beautiful clothes. So It is no surprise that my interests followed a natural progression in the love of all things hand made.
I went on to work in the textiles world in one way or another for many years, eventually owning my own small business in interior design. But I found that something was missing as my love really lay in how materials were made and the construction of the fabrics.
1995 I had the opportunity of going to university as a mature student and a working p/t single parent. It was a hard slog but I completed it with flying colours:-)
Straight after my degree I went into teaching as money was tight, 17 years of teaching in learning disability young adults in colleges, schools, private and community classes, running a small soft furnishings business understandably left me absolutely shattered and very frustrated that I still wasn’t making my own work!
I gave up teaching in FE 2013 to pursue a career in feltmaking. I love to teach and share my skills, I work from a lovely studio on a farm and now enjoy painting too.
 It would be lovely to see you soon at one of my fun felting or printing/painting courses.
Please take a look at my courses page or contact me if you are in the area and pop by for a cup of tea…..
Barbara x