blackdogandgingercat

Needlefelt Kit Designer: Fibre artist: Teacher

Somerton, England On Etsy since 2014

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blackdogandgingercat

Needlefelt Kit Designer: Fibre artist: Teacher

Somerton, England | 639 Sales

Announcement    ***UPDATE***
The blackdogandgingercat shop is now back up and running as usual - HURRAY!!!

I am a fibre artist and one-man-band small business working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration - it is at the heart of everything I do.
Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I love to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.
And because I love wool so much, I want others to enjoy working with it too. This is why I teach needlefelting classes and design and make needlefelt kits. I've designed them for people with a whole range of skills.
The kits for complete beginners fall into two categories:
Stage 1 - SUPER SIMPLE - for nervous beginners.
Stage 2 - BEGINNERS - perfect for anyone. These are for really learning how needlefelting works and how you can work the wool so that it becomes a wonderful, sculptural medium.
Then, as you begin to learn and want to try something a bit more complicated, I have designed:
Stage 3 - CHALLENGING – there are designed to improve your needlefelting skills, encouraging you to focus on sculptural form and more complex colour layering. They are for people who have had a bit of experience and now want to push themselves further. You could try these as a beginner but you might find them a bit frustrating and I would hate for that to happen.
Then finally, at the top of our LADDER OF LEARNING, we have:
Stage 4 - 'OH SO VERY CHALLENGING'. These are really NOT for beginners. They are for people who understand well how needlefelting works and how the wool responds.

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Aug, 2020

***UPDATE***
The blackdogandgingercat shop is now back up and running as usual - HURRAY!!!

I am a fibre artist and one-man-band small business working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration - it is at the heart of everything I do.
Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I love to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.
And because I love wool so much, I want others to enjoy working with it too. This is why I teach needlefelting classes and design and make needlefelt kits. I've designed them for people with a whole range of skills.
The kits for complete beginners fall into two categories:
Stage 1 - SUPER SIMPLE - for nervous beginners.
Stage 2 - BEGINNERS - perfect for anyone. These are for really learning how needlefelting works and how you can work the wool so that it becomes a wonderful, sculptural medium.
Then, as you begin to learn and want to try something a bit more complicated, I have designed:
Stage 3 - CHALLENGING – there are designed to improve your needlefelting skills, encouraging you to focus on sculptural form and more complex colour layering. They are for people who have had a bit of experience and now want to push themselves further. You could try these as a beginner but you might find them a bit frustrating and I would hate for that to happen.
Then finally, at the top of our LADDER OF LEARNING, we have:
Stage 4 - 'OH SO VERY CHALLENGING'. These are really NOT for beginners. They are for people who understand well how needlefelting works and how the wool responds.

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About blackdogandgingercat

Sales 639
On Etsy since 2014

Sharing the needle felt love through excellent kits, teaching and sculpture

I am a fibre artist working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration - it is at the heart of everything I do. Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I love to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.
And because I love wool so much, I want others to enjoy working with it too. This is why I teach needle felting classes and design and make needle felt kits. I design kits for absolute complete ‘beginners’ to those who are looking for something with a bit more technical detail – I’ve called these ‘challenging’. And then I also offer the ‘Oh, so very challenging’ – these are for people who have had a bit of experience and now want to push themselves further.

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Shop members

  • Lydia Needle

    Artist And Needle Felt Kit Designer

Production partners

  • For Every Cloud

    Langport, England

    Donna at For Every Cloud prints the images for me

  • Instantprint

    United Kingdom

    Excellent producers of the book, wonderful customer service and beautiful products

  • Professional Artists Print supplier

    Burnham-on-Sea, England

    LFTA is a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC) that helps artists earn a living.

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Last updated on 19 Nov, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I love working on commissions and personal order but do get in touch with me before hand - needle felting by it's very nature is time consuming so commissions needs plenty of run up time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my kits come in a paper bag with handles and labelling on the front. For postage, kits are boxed in plain cardboard boxes without motifs or labels so that the contents are deliberately obscure - receiver will not know what is inside.
I also offer gift wrapping if that is preferred but please get in touch so we can chat about this.

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale with my kits - just get in touch and we can discuss costs and shipping.

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