Friday, 6 February 2009

Introductions

- Tell us please how you originally got into felting.
I first started felting when I moved to Edinburgh in 2004, I saw a workshop advertised and remembered the wonderful felt coats that a college friend of mine had made for his final show. I just knew I'd love it!!
- Your favorite technique
My favourite technique is wet felting, although I am persevering with some needle felting at the moment and enjoying it.
favourite colours .... all of them in as many different colourways as possible, although I do have a particular fondness of all things green!
- What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
My biggest challenge is fighting the urge to procrastinate, so easy to check your shop and lose a whole day browsing Etsy, oops.
- What other shops out there do you love (not necesserely textile)?
Shops? So many... I love Elsita's shop and all her kooky creations and, by the way she has a great link to an extraordinary felter called mamaquilla .Also Alfalfalovesme, Dadaya, Ystefani, EnchantedGypsy and many more
- What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
From my shop it would have to be Deep Turquoise, it's much lovier than the photos suggest.
- What are your future plans concerning felting and your shop?..
For the future I will be working on some felty creatures and would love to build a yurt and get into natural dyes for my felt, and, I'll be searching out non-mulesed Merino wool.

Thefeltelf



6 comments:

TheFeltElf said...

oops... couldn't figure out how to do photos and text!! I first started felting when I moved to Edinburgh in 2004, I saw a workshop advertised and remembered the wonderful felt coats that a college friend of mine had made for his final show. I just knew I'd love it!!
My favourite technique is wet felting, although I am persevering with some needle felting at the moment and enjoying it.
favourite colours .... all of them in as many different colourways as possible, although I do have a particular fondness of all things green!
My biggest challenge is fighting the urge to procrastinate, so easy to check your shop and lose a whole day browsing Etsy, oops.
Shops? So many... I love Elsita's shop and all her kooky creations and, by the way she has a great link to an extraordinary felter called mamaquilla .Also Alfalfalovesme, Dadaya, Ystefani, EnchantedGypsy and many more
From my shop it would have to be Deep Turquoise, it's much lovier than the photos suggest.
For the future I will be working on some felty creatures and would love to build a yurt and get into natural dyes for my felt, and, I'll be searching out non-mulesed Merino wool.

Myfanwy said...

Great to get to know you. Thanks for sharing, and your felting is beautiful. I'll be adding a bit about myself after the weekend

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

Thank you for taking the trouble to answer all the questions so fully - I loved reading your answers!

Etsy Felting Team said...

Oh, dear ladies, it's great that you started, thanks!... I would propose that everybody introduce herself in the separate post, not in the comments. It's easy to read, and you can add pictures...

To Felt elf: I'll make a post with instructions how to introduce photos and the text..it's easy :)
Olga

Etsy Felting Team said...

Hi Melanie,
don't be angry: I transfered your text to the first post that everybody can enjoy it.

Introducing text is very simple: you choose "compose" mode and simply tape in the text. On the upper panel, you see small icons: with "T" you can choose a font, with the other - text size, and text colour.
Just try, it's very intuitive.
From time to time you can press "preview" and see how everything looks now...
In the middle, you can see an icon "link". It is also very useful. You can mark a word or sentence and add there a link, for example address of etsy shop.
If you have futher questions, don't hesitate to ask me.
Olga

TheFeltElf said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful, supportive comments and many thanks to you Olga for your explanation, I'll get practicing.
I'm heading back into the blog now looking forward to reading everyone else's posts.