I am a mixed media and 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.

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.

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 exhibitions, FIFTY BEES: the Interconnectedness of All Things.  

CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Sat 1st December 2-8pm

Come and see me and 16 other spectacular stalls the Drawing Room Christmas Market! 

These are some of the other things you will find: Neals Yard, homemade chocolate, high quality leather goods, goats milk soaps, local honey, beautiful zero waste cosmetics, gorgeous animal felt kits, cards, bunting, Christmas wreaths and much much more! This really is a date to remember! Sat 1st December 2-8pm at the Drawing Room, Compton Street, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8SF.

CLASSES COMING UP
  

SOMERTON

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 10:00 - 4:00

Wet Felting workshop – letting go!

Perfect for beginners or those wanting to play and experiment in wool.

Booking required – £50 pp
Refreshments provided, please bring lunch

Phone 01458 273008 or email aceartssomerset@icloud.com 

 

TAUNTON Brewhouse

***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 10:00-16:00.

Needle Felt Reindeer

Booking required – £47 pp

Learn how to needle felt with wool to make a small 3D sculpture. This class is suitable for complete beginners but is also a great ‘next step’ project.

Refreshments provided, please bring lunch.
01823 283244 or m.me/brewhouselive


SOMERTON ACEarts 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 10:00-16:00.

Needle Felt Reindeer

Booking required – £50 pp

Learn how to needle felt with wool to make a small 3D sculpture. This class is suitable for complete beginners but is also a great ‘next step’ project.

Refreshments provided, please bring lunch. 

01458 273008 or email aceartssomerset@icloud.com
 

IN THE MEANTIME: if you're interested in learning how to needlefelt in the comfort of your own home, I sell needlefelt kits, you can find that at http://www.blackdogandgingercat.co.uk/ or https://lydianeedlecom.wordpress.com/ and you can contact me at lydianeedle@gmail.com.