WoollyDoodlesByCathy

Handmade Felted Wool Gifts & Art

Burlington, Ontario

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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LOCAL PICKUP option: If you live in or near Burlington Ontario Canada and can drive to my house to pick up your order, please use coupon code LOCALPICKUP when checking out to remove the shipping fee. I will message you to make arrangements.

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Last updated on 28 Dec, 2020

Grab a DIY kit or buy a gift! Lots to choose from.
LOCAL PICKUP option: If you live in or near Burlington Ontario Canada and can drive to my house to pick up your order, please use coupon code LOCALPICKUP when checking out to remove the shipping fee. I will message you to make arrangements.

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About WoollyDoodlesByCathy

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Video summary: This video is an introduction to Woolly Doodles artist Cathy Disbrow who explains the science behind needle felting and more about her online workshops.

From fluff to stuff. I take wool and sculpt it into fun art.

Welcome to my shop! My name is Cathy Disbrow and I felt unique wool art. I sculpt my creations by connecting wool fibers: whether it’s stabbing wool with a barbed needle OR using hot water and agitation. I’ve been an artist my entire life working in craft, digital art, and hand drawn illustrations. I like working with wool because it’s organic, making each creation unique. With a love for animals and the outdoors, felting was an obvious choice for me as an artistic medium, because I can sculpt nature art using natural materials. I enjoy spreading the love of felting through workshops and DIY craft kits.

I first discovered needle felting in the Fall of 2013 while on an artist studio tour. I met this fabulous artist who works with a variety of artistic mediums (like me), but my favorite was her needle felted animals. The next summer, I decided to take a course at the local fiber store to learn how to do this myself. I started my felt company Woolly Doodles in August of 2016 and I’ve been teaching felting workshops since March 2017 and love every minute of it.

What is felting, you ask? Felting is the art of sculpting with wool. Wool has tiny barbs in it and the goal is to connect these fibers together. I use special barbed needles with lots of stabbing to connect these notched fibers OR I can use hot water and agitation (and lots of rolling) to connect the fibers. I find both ways are tons of fun and I base which one I use based on what I want the final art to look like.

I love cartoons. I love animals. I love weird and quirky things. I hope you enjoy my Woolly Doodles as much as I love making them.

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  • Cathy Disbrow

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I've been an artist all my life and with my love for animals and nature, needle felting was an obvious choice for an artistic medium. I love sculpting in wool because it’s a natural fiber which makes each creation unique.

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