ZuzuAndMe

Magical Needle Felting projects for Beginners & beyond

Sunshine Coast, Australia

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Announcement    Thank you so much for your ongoing support and making it possible for my kits to spread joy around the world. Please Follow my shop to hear first about my new PDFs in the pipeline for 2021.

My deepest wish is that we all find ways to nourish ourselves through this time and I hope the magic and nourishment contained in these projects will help, as well as bringing you new skills.

RECENT FUNDRAISING IN AID OF LINK-UP QLD. This campaign has now ended and the donation has been made. If you were hoping to contribute, please look up their website and you can still give via their donation page.

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Thanks for supporting my soul work - Especially at this time. Blessings for great health & a peaceful heart, Arzu xxx

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and making it possible for my kits to spread joy around the world. Please Follow my shop to hear first about my new PDFs in the pipeline for 2021.

My deepest wish is that we all find ways to nourish ourselves through this time and I hope the magic and nourishment contained in these projects will help, as well as bringing you new skills.

RECENT FUNDRAISING IN AID OF LINK-UP QLD. This campaign has now ended and the donation has been made. If you were hoping to contribute, please look up their website and you can still give via their donation page.

Join my newsletter family to get special offers and hear about my creative journey: https:welcome.zuzuandme.com/signup

**Facebook @zuzuandme
**Instagram @zuzu_and_me
**Pinterest.com.au/arzusian

Thanks for supporting my soul work - Especially at this time. Blessings for great health & a peaceful heart, Arzu xxx

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About ZuzuAndMe

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Little folk come to me in my dreams

A desire to make playthings out of natural fibres for my young boys is how it all began, and Waldorf early education greatly influenced my work; greatly influenced my being actually. I found out pretty quickly that I LOVE touching natural fibres - 'they' touch 'me'. I'm self taught, and all my pieces are made exclusively with my hands. Living where I do, I get to fill my wells of inspiration every day. Magic happens in our garden. And little folk come to me in my dreams.

With Mother Earth and nature spirits as her muse, Arzu is a fibre artist whose needle-felted sculptures explore themes of connection and belonging. Her enthusiasm for sculpting with wool is infectious and those she teaches find her process-led approach meditative. Arzu holds regular workshops in her Sunshine Coast studio helping participants to uncover authentic creative expression. She regularly posts photos of her process and workshops on Facebook @zuzuandme and Instagram @zuzu_and_me. Join her newsletter list at https://welcome.zuzuandme.com/signup

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  • Arzu Unel-Cleary

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Arzu is a fibre artist and craft educator living in Australia. Both the space she holds in workshops and her teaching style in kits encourage people to relax and enjoy the creative process. This allows them to create well beyond their expectations.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can you Gift wrap my order or include a handwritten note?

If you are short on time to get a gift to a loved one I am more than happy to gift wrap and include a zuzu&me postcard with a personalised handwritten message. Please enquire for details.

I can also do gift vouchers for any amount..

Fibre is sourced from Ethical farms & your order will be sent in Reused & Recyclable Packaging

The super cute boxes used for my Advent cards and craft Kits are all earth friendly. Kit instructions are printed on unbleached recycled paper. My wool is sourced from ethical farms where sheep graze on large grassy paddocks and are free from mulesing. Where possible your order will be wrapped in compostable brown paper. I use hemp and jute twine and unbleached acid-free tissue paper. And friends all donate their clean bubble wrap to me to reuse. If you can reuse ANY of my packaging that'll be fabulous. If not please pop it in your recycling bin.

If you're a retailer you may be interested in Wholesaling my Kits & Cards

Please message me for a wholesale catalogue.

I am a small cottage business that relies on the goodwill of little elves to help me put my kits together. Every item is measured, weighed and carefully packaged and my instructions are printed on unbleached recycled paper. My wool is from happy sheep sourced from ethical farms. My small selection of wholesale partners around the globe understand that my prices are not Quite at the common 50% for mass produced items. And they're happy to pay a tiny bit more for my unique offerings - knowing they're supporting happy animals (incl humans) and planet. AND for retailers in the USA, the rate of exchange currently means that your Freight will be basically FREE (as at January 2020).

How firm should my creation be?

The intended use can guide how firm or soft your creation needs to be.

For core shapes like body and head it helps if it is firm enough that it doesn’t reduce by more than one third when squeezed. But it certainly doesn’t need to be rock hard either 😊

Some people like to make a point of keeping things soft for little hands – and they won’t last unfortunately. If you want it to be played with, the firmer is better. And when it comes to sculpting detail, it needs to be firmer to make it malleable and hold its form.

Where can I find out about your workshops?

My newsletter is the best way to keep abreast of my creative journey, online offerings and in-person teaching opportunities. Sign up here:
https://welcome.zuzuandme.com/signup

Facebook @zuzuandme also has a listing of my workshops. If you're not on social media by all means message me for a copy of my most up to date flier. Thank you :)

Booking is by payment. Email zuzuandme(at)gmail(dot)com for details. And YES I DO GIFT CARDS TOO.