FoxTalesfromNWales

Needle Felted Characters

Corwen, United Kingdom 11 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (4)

FoxTalesfromNWales

Needle Felted Characters

Corwen, United Kingdom | 11 Sales

Helen Thorpe

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Helen Thorpe

Announcement    Welcome to Fox Tales from North Wales. Creatively needle felting wildlife and pets with character. Handmade from my home in north Wales using ethically sourced materials.

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2019

Welcome to Fox Tales from North Wales. Creatively needle felting wildlife and pets with character. Handmade from my home in north Wales using ethically sourced materials.

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Hi there,
Just a little bit about me, I have been Needle felting for about a year and I find it relaxes my over active mind - apart from quite a few puncture wounds inflicted by the felting needles, and the wool roving being stolen and pounced on by our barn owl, Capone.

I moved to North Wales, on a shared smallholding, about 5 years ago and started a life very different to my previous one. Back in Bedfordshire I had a 9 to 5 job in the aerospace industry, from building mechanisms to mechanically testing satellite materials. I had a flash car, a new home and weekends free to party. These days I have a big old 4X4 full of either building equipment, gardening tools or straw! Most of my clothes have at least one frayed hole and my heeled boots have been replaced with a good old pair of wellies… usually covered in chicken poop. In the conservatory there are misshapen, homegrown veg strewn amongst books on how to make something edible with your homegrown produce and the majority of our food bill goes on the animals we share our life with sometimes leaving us with beans on toast AGAIN!

We have a bevy of animals both rescue and pets. I have always had a love of wildlife, watching from afar mostly but when I met my partner, I had a more hands on role! He is a wildlife photographer and passionate about animal conservation. Anything that needs to be rescued comes home and we try our best to rehabilitate and release them. I have been lucky enough to spend time with creatures I would never have dreamed of meeting up close and I have seen a wealth of different characters with each animal, especially the foxes!
We find ourselves making up fantastical stories about them and their personalities…. I think we are going quite mad out here in the sticks!!

My past and present are worlds apart and although life here is harder and money a lot tighter, it is richer in life experience. I hope to be able to spend more time felting the little characters I meet along the way. Our little dog Maddy continues to have a very special friendship with a rescue fox of ours who you can see on the shop banner. I hope you enjoy visiting my shop and getting to know me a little.

Kind regards

Helen

Shop members

  • Helen Frances Thorpe

    Owner, Maker

    I have been living in North Wales for about 5 years now, a very different life to my 9 to 5 job in Hertfordshire. I tried felting over a year ago and instantly fell in love with it. I love turning our wildlife encounters here into felted characters.

  • Richard Bowler

    Photographer

    My partner and wildlife photographer, Richard photographs my products for me and supplies all the fabulous encounters I have with the wildlife around the property. Check out some of his work at: www.richardbowlerwildlifephotography.com

Production partners

  • Richard Bowler

    Wales, United Kingdom

    A wildlife Photographer who also does my product photography.

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