Celebrating Weeds

Hello! A lot has been happening in my work at Bellacouche.  Firstly, I have been celebrating the weed, and this is the first of my weed hats, sold very quickly before I got on to my second!! I have become a Parish Councillor as I felt (as I do!)  there was an urgent...

Lifetime Cocoon Workshop

Click here for more information about this and other Felt Making Courses Please email me for more information Lifetime Cocoon Workshop A unique, workshop for anyone open to exploring their relationship with their mortality through the highly creative medium of needle...

Thinking about soil

To set the scene, here’s a poem by the wonderful Matt Harvey: Much Ado about Nothing Don’t spoil the soil.  You’ll foil the toil  of all who shuffle round this mortal coil. Clean it from under your nails and off vegetable skin, but keep it clean from...

Community Supported… Textiles?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now a growing phenomenon.   Can we look to a similar model for more sustainable textiles? Click on the link below to read the article published in September 2016 in Felt Matters (International Feltmakers Association magazine)....

Grazing animals versus industrial livestock

There are some basic principles we need to consider when making lifestyle choices about the food we eat and the clothes we wear. Most articles and books about food and agriculture do not link to textiles, which in my opinion should be part of this discussions.  So I...