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Hello, and welcome to feltbyfern. After years of browsing through arts and crafts books, dabbling with this material and that technique, and dreaming up grandiose schemes that would change the world, I have settled into sewing (and maybe knitting and jewellery, but I’m trying very hard to stay focused).

My current inspiration from the vintage shop is Old Man Pants. Their wonderful wool and wool-blend fabrics in warm colours conjure up images of wood stoves and walking sticks. Their detailed construction shows me the value of precision and hard work. Of course, after a period of admiration, I then rip the pants apart and reconstruct them into wallets, bags and journal covers that will hopefully be more appropriate for and appealing to you than the original.

feltbyfern is a one woman show. I’m self-taught, though I dream of one day becoming a…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 2, 2008

Favorite materials

old wool pants, wood, mohair, stone, colourful ties, embroidery floss, worn leather, clay, photos, silks, wool roving, wire

About

Hello, and welcome to feltbyfern. After years of browsing through arts and crafts books, dabbling with this material and that technique, and dreaming up grandiose schemes that would change the world, I have settled into sewing (and maybe knitting and jewellery, but I’m trying very hard to stay focused).

My current inspiration from the vintage shop is Old Man Pants. Their wonderful wool and wool-blend fabrics in warm colours conjure up images of wood stoves and walking sticks. Their detailed construction shows me the value of precision and hard work. Of course, after a period of admiration, I then rip the pants apart and reconstruct them into wallets, bags and journal covers that will hopefully be more appropriate for and appealing to you than the original.

feltbyfern is a one woman show. I’m self-taught, though I dream of one day becoming a tailor’s apprentice where I can learn from a set of gnarled knuckles how to best cut and stitch all the pieces flitting around in head. Currently, I’m a Canadian teacher living in Korea with no dogs, cats, turtles, or children. Just three plants and some damn fine hiking shoes.

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