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 am able to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.
All of my work has an emphasis on the environment and sustainability.
In my small pieces, I needle felt into vintage containers; with these, I aim to create vignettes of the more elusive creatures of our countryside as seen in my recent exhibition, FIFTY BEES.
My larger pieces are concerned with the British coast. Using reclaimed materials, beach combed finds and combining them the wool, I aim to emphasise the legacy of man’s interaction upon the sea.
MARKETS Where you can find me over the next few months
November 12th Bath Artisan Market, Bath
November 18th ACEarts Christmas Market, Somerton
December 10th Bath Artisan Market, Bath
1) Learn how to Needlefelt in Wool on Saturday 11th November suitable for beginners. 10am to 4pm - £50 per person. Material costs included.
Venue: The Stables, Nynehead Court, Wellington, TA21 0BW
please contact Mary Kembery Phone: 01458 251640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Needlefelt Reindeer sculpture on Saturday 25th November - suitable for beginners. 10am to 4pm - £50 per person.
Venue: Livingstone Textiles, Yeovil.
Contact on 01935 422631 or email viahttp://www.livingstonetextiles.com/contact/
Manor Stables, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UN
3) Needlefelt Reindeer sculpture on Saturday 2nd December - suitable for beginners. 10am to 4pm - £60 per person.
Venue: For Every Cloud, Langport.
Contact Donna on 01458 251475 or email email@example.com
Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PR.
In the meantime, if you'd like to see the other work that I produce, you can find that at www.lydianeedle.com or https://lydianeedlecom.wordpress.com/ and you can contact me using the email link below: