Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Textile Village

When I went to Caldbeck to find some wool tops for felting, I just had to call in at one of my favorite shops, HESTAscene? Gallery. It's quite small but packed full of lovely creations. I bought my friend a clutch bag made of felt, which was embroidered, from there for Christmas. 
There are so many lovely creations and what's really good is that a lot of them are made by textile graduates from Carlisle College. Take a peek inside using my photo's or better still have a trip over there. Info on their web site www.hestascene.co.uk Julie is an expert in felting and runs classes too.

Need some wool tops for felting?

It's been a while! I've been busy working on my Gothic Luxe module which includes some fabric manipulation, print, deconstruction/reconstruction and felting.
I've done a little felting before but a second year student was going to do a workshop with us and we needed to shop for some bits and bobs.
I know of a lovely shop here in Cumbria to pick up a few things and a couple of weeks ago I called in to the Wool Clip, in Caldbeck which is not too far from my home in Carlisle. I would recommend it, and the Woolfest which is associated with it. You can find them both on the internet.Here are some photographs to tempt you to visit.