Our needle felting kits 

We love needle felting and have turned our passion into fun, introductory kits. Instead of making 3D felt from scratch, which is quite a challenge, our kits contain the basic shape which you needle felt onto. This way you can focus on practising your technique and coming up with funky designs. 

Our craft kits are lovingly designed and handmade by us at the studio. They make fun, unique gifts and are a great way to introduce someone to a new craft. 

Make your own needle felt Rainbow bird
18.00

Let us introduce you to the world of NEEDLE FELTING. Using a barbed needle and Merino wool you can create this fabulous Rainbow bird. A relaxing and addictive craft that requires no sewing. The kit contains everything you need to make the Rainbow bird. Suitable for ages 7+ adult supervision recommended. A great gift for craft lovers. Price includes postage. 

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Make your own needle felt Pudding
18.00

Let us introduce you to the world of NEEDLE FELTING. Using a barbed needle and Merino wool you can create this fabulous Christmas pudding. A relaxing and addictive craft that requires no sewing. The kits contains everything you need to make the pudding. Suitable for ages 7+ adult supervision recommended. A great gift for craft lovers. The price includes postage. 

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Make your own needle felt Robin
18.00

Let us introduce you to the world of NEEDLE FELTING. Using a barbed needle and Merino wool you can create this fabulous robin. A relaxing and addictive craft that requires no sewing. The kits contains everything you need to make the robin. Suitable for ages 7+ adult supervision recommended. A great gift for craft lovers. The price includes postage. 

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Let's talk about felting…

Ouchy!….Aah that's better. 

Ouchy!….Aah that's better. 

Where did it come from?

Turning wool into felt has been around at least since the Roman times when people used to put sheep's wool between there toes to stop their sandals rubbing. As they walked, the rubbing of the wool matted it together to make a nice soft cushion. It is currently used to make warm linings for boots, blankets, hats and even homes such as the yurts used in Mongolia. 

 

How does it work?

Human and animal hair has scales and can get easily matted when rubbed, as the scales hook onto each other. This is what we want to happen to turn the wool into felt. 

One way to do this is called wet felting. Using water, soap and lots of rubbing, the fibres in the wool matt together. Dipping the wool in boiling water afterwards makes the fibres shrink and cling to each other more, just like when you shrink your favourite jumper in the wash. 

The other way is needle felting. The needle has barbs on it which matt the wool together as you stab it over and over again. This way you can sculpt the wool into any shape you like. 



Our stick weaving kits

Weaving is very addictive and therapeutic because you can see results quickly. We have two kinds of weaving kits, one is stick weaving and you can make your own wiggly worms. The other is Peg Loom weaving (see below) where you can make rugs, mats and cushions. 

Weave your own wiggly worm
18.00

Let us introduce you to the world of STICK WEAVING. Using special wool and weaving sticks you can create this fun wiggly worm. A relaxing and addictive craft that requires no sewing. The kits contains everything you need to make two wiggly worms. Suitable for ages 7+ and a great gift for craft lovers. The price includes postage. 

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If you know a child that loves loom bands they'll love this! 

Let's talk about weaving...

Where did it start?

Once the wool has been spun into thread it can then be woven into cloth.  During the 18th century cloth was made in people's homes using table looms or the larger looms like the one on the right. That changed during the industrial revolution when the first powered loom was made in 1785 by Edmund Cartwright.

 

 

How does it work?

First you set up your threads lengthways, this is called the warp. 

Then you weave thread in and out of the warp, this is called the weft. Any piece of machinery to help with the weaving is called a loom. Normally the warp is attached to the the loom at one end or both and the weft is woven through by hand or using a shuttle ( a piece of wood pointed at both ends). 



Our peg loom kits 

A peg loom is a great piece of kit to make cushion covers, bags, rugs, wall hangings and more. It's the most basic form of weaving and you can put your loom in your lap or on a table so it won't take up to much space and you can even do it whilst watching the TV. Thread up your peg loom with the warp thread, it can be any colour and type of material as long as it's strong. Then weave your weft in and out. We like to mix plain wool with fluffy wool or cut up old clothes into strips and weave them in. 

Small peg loom
22.00

The small peg loom is the ideal size for making scarfs and bags. It can sit in your lap whilst you weave. The loom comes with instructions, a spare peg and a stick threader. For the warp you will need a strong thread, we recommend parcel string and for the weft you will need wool or any fabric cut into strips. The price includes postage. 

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Medium peg loom
28.00

The medium peg loom is the ideal size for making cushion covers, wall hangings, thick scarves and thin mats. It can sit in your lap whilst you weave. The loom comes with instructions, a spare peg and a stick threader. For the warp you will need a strong thread, we recommend parcel string and for the weft you will need wool or any fabric cut into strips. The price includes postage. 

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Large peg loom
36.00

The large peg loom is the ideal size for making  wall hangings, rugs, bath mats, ponchos and you can also make smaller items on it by using less pegs. The loom comes with instructions, a spare peg and a stick threader. For the warp you will need a strong thread, we recommend parcel string and for the weft you will need wool or any fabric cut into strips. The price includes postage. 

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Extra large peg loom
45.00

The extra large peg loom is the most versatile. It is ideal for making large items such rugs and mats but you can also make smaller items on it by using less pegs.  The loom comes with instructions, a spare peg and a stick threader. For the warp you will need a strong thread, we recommend parcel string and for the weft you will need wool or any fabric cut into strips. The price includes postage. 

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All of our peg looms are handmade in the UK for more information please call 01622 735312.