Needle felting & Yorkshire tea are my passions and I happily admit I am addicted to both. Inspired by the animals of the British Isles I have created a range of award winning needle felting kits and creations to help you unlock your inner creativity.
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Is needle felting for you?
Do you want to try a wonderfully addictive new craft that has no limits, from absolute beginners to advanced crafters? Are you yearning to unlock your creativity and be inspired? Do you, like myself, enjoy a laid-back approach to crafts? Does the thought of sewing fill you with dread but you want to be creative and don’t think you can be? Do you want time to yourself, away from the noise of daily life and routine, where you can completely immerse yourself in something creative?
If your answer was yes to any of the above then needle felting is for you!
The positive reasons for taking up a craft are endless but what is all the fuss about needle felting?
Why needle felting has taken the crafting world by storm?
You need just one thing; enthusiasm!
- No tricky patterns.
- No sewing.
- No wires.
- No expensive fancy equipment.
You don’t have to be artistic or even creative
All you need is eagerness and a little time.
It is incredibly portable, light and requires very little space; just a needle felting kit of your own or, a stash of wool, foam pad, a felting needle and you are good to go. And yes, you heard right, no sewing which was a huge draw for me. I don’t mind a bit of basic sewing but I leave the rest up to the experts.
Whilst I have always loved arts and crafts, there was never one that really grabbed hold of me the way needle felting did. Once I discovered it I have never looked back!
With my new-found passion and a yearning to share this fabulously addictive craft, I set about designing needle felting kits for absolute beginners and one or two for those with a little more experience. I currently have 19 characters to choose from so there really is something for everyone.
I have a real love of making hares, Robins and mice so you will find them in my needle felting kits as well as my ready-made creations.
Award Winning Needle Felting Kits
Every single kit is of the highest quality and has all you need to create each character including; detailed, written instructions accompanied by full colour photographs showing each animal, bird or character being made step by addictive step. All you have to do is open the box and get started. Did I mention that the A4 re-cycled box is beautifully designed making it a perfect gift for your crafty friends and loved ones.
I can be found most days in my home studio in rural Lincolnshire where all Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts kits and creations are designed and put together by myself with a little help from my family. Although it must be said that my daughter only works for bribes!
No unicorns or fairy helpers I’m afraid, just lots of Yorkshire tea!
The British wool used in most of my kits is of the highest quality and is primarily natural, undyed, and sourced locally from several family run businesses. At Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts we don’t outsource, and the small amount of Merino wool I use is ethically sourced from non mulesed sheep by my British suppliers.
Wherever possible, I use recycled materials and packaging. I even have an Organic hare needle felting kit which is fully GOTS certified. Any British dyed wool in the kits is Shetland and I don’t use bleached wool.
Don’t strive for perfection at first attempt and embrace the happy accidents. Instead, strive for enjoyment, a sense of achievement and the rest will follow. Don’t let fear of failure (you know, the stuff we were taught in school that has stuck ever since) hold you back.
Membership And Awards
Featured on the Chanel 4 series, ‘Craft It Yourself’.
Well worth a watch if you can as it covers all manner of crafts presented in a modern setting bringing crafts bang up to date.
Lincolnshire Show Ransom Cup
I was awarded this coveted trophy in 2014 for best content and craft display out of approx 300 exhibitors.
COUNTRY CRAFT ASSOCIATION
Following strict assessment I became a member of the Country Craft Association where myself and other like minded crafters, artisans and artists take part in country wide craft fairs, shows and workshops.
Heritage Crafts Association
International Association of Feltmakers.
Country Craft Association
Campaign For Wool