Feet Felt – Walking in Wool

Feet Felt – Yuli Sømme I was inspired by the legend of a wanderer or shepherd using scraps of wool to protect her feet as she walked and discovering the transformation from wool to felt.  During a long trek through Norway I did the same and beautiful little toe...

Transformative Powers through Making

Back in the last century I was a maker of colourful hand-made felt tea cosies, felted seamless jackets and hats, and the occasional wall hanging. As a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, I was visiting schools on the Big Hand Little Hand scheme getting children...

The Enfolding Earth

The Enfolding Earth – our full and entire connection with Nature Walking in a French cemetery, I was struck by the lack of anything remotely natural.  Paths were heavily gravelled, tombs, gravestones and other monuments were made of stone or concrete.  There was...

Comparing wool with cotton and bamboo

Below are some environmental comparisons of wool with cotton and bamboo fibre: Wool locally abundant (UK) produced by grass fed animals, therefore little or no outside input is required, such as foreign produced feedstuffs land is not ploughed, therefore sequestering...

The Science of Natural Burial

Natural Burial is more benign to the environment – research shows There is a lack of information available to the general public about the science of methane emissions from natural burial, but there is plenty of mis-information. Below I have pasted  a series of...

New ideas – old traditions

Environmentally Friendly Burial As a felt maker, I have gravitated towards finding new and better ways of making ‘burial vessels’ that are inspired by our history of burial in wool (re: the law of 1666). I also wanted to offer an alternative to the linear...