Announcement Hello there! Welcome, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. There's also better living through craft on my blog at tashamillergriffith.com.
Hello there! Welcome, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. There's also better living through craft on my blog at tashamillergriffith.com.
Angela on Nov 26, 2016
Tasha took a well loved vintage sweater I've owned forever and turned it into a piece I can finally wear again. LUV my hat and always your kindness and great service! :)
KraftiKathi on Sep 4, 2015
Item is soft, soft, soft! Pretty colors. Seller is wonderful to deal with. Item ships quickly.
A Needle and Thread, Some Wool, Some Empowerment
All of the items in my shop are like pieces of my history, of the things that are important to me, of my hopes for the world.
I have been sewing since I was a little kid, thanks to my mom. I started felting a few years ago, searching for something sustainable, something I could make in a short enough time to sell it for a reasonable price. Felting is magical. With just your hands and a little warm water, you can transform the fluffiest bits of wool into the most amazing sturdy & sculptable fabric. I started wet felting, and then experimenting with designing and sewing bags made from recycled wool garments. Eventually I tried making a hat for my niece out of some cashmere I somehow had . . . that one hat grew into the Fiddleheads hats, which are now my most popular item, and the one I also wholesale to stores around the country.
Along the way, I’ve been teaching sewing and knitting to students in my hometown. I’ve been thinking lately that of all the things I could do with my life, empowering more people to make something for themselves might be one of the best. It might also be one which has the biggest potential impact on our economy and our world. My latest projects have been a tutorials/e-books designed to help people everywhere start sewing and felting.
Authenticity and originality are important to me. Everything in my shop is of my own design and authorship. I still physically make almost everything myself from start to finish (including illustrations!). Just this fall, as demand grows, I have contracted some sewing to a fellow seamstress in town (Tina LaChance of Red Thread Sewing).
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I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family which encourages and values craftsmanship. Out of this background my passions for fiber, teaching, inventiveness and just plain having a great time making something with your hands evolve.
I am open to wholesale and consignment inquiries, please contact me.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
AZ residents must pay state sales tax.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
A: True "wet felting" involves making fabric, in flat or 3-D shapes, starting with just brushed wool. No sewing, knitting or stitching is involved, every piece is attached at the same time the felt is made and thus is permanently fused into the whole. Hot water, a little soap and a LOT of agitation in the form of rubbing and rolling are all that is used. If you look closely at some of my wet felted bags, you can see a “shadow” where some of the fibers from the inner layer have migrated all the way to the top layer around the bottom and sides.
Recycled felt, and knitting and felting, employ the same natural process, but starting with yarn and fabric that is already made. If you have ever washed a wool sweater in the washing machine by accident, and it came out tiny and stiff, you are familiar with this type of felting. Many knitters make their projects much bigger and looser than normal, to allow for lots of shrinkage in the felting process. Woven fabric can also be finished this way, the historical term is "fulling" which is also used by wet felters to mean the second (shrinking) stage of the felting process.
Needle felting (which I don't do) is a dry process, using a barbed needle. It allows for very fine sculptural effects with a small amount of wool, but is generally not durable enough for to hold together in a hard-wearing item.
If you have more questions, I am happy to answer them, just let me know!