Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dates for your diary

Another 5 weeks to go before we celebrate Christmas, and the preparations have already started. Lights are blinking and sparkling and children and even adults are getting excited. Most of us enjoy the special decoration the fragrances, the lovely gingerbread and more. If you are looking for gifts for family, friends and colleagues, why not supporting local businesses and buy your Christmas gifts from your local shop, on a Craft fair or Christmas market in your area or from somebody you know, who creates beautiful, individual or even bespoke gifts?

I have a couple of dates for your diary: You can find me with my stall and all the wonderful and magical felted Fairies, Angels, Santas, Gnomes, brooches, necklaces and wrist warmers, hats and scarves in and around Glasgow and even in Edinburgh in  "Henderson's at St John's in Edinburgh".  

You will find me here:
24 th of November 11am-4pm in "Henderson's at St John's in Edinburgh"
1st of December 1.30-4pm in the Fraser Centre in Milngavie village on a "Craft sale" 
8th of December 11am -4pm in "Henderson's at St John's in Edinburgh"
15th of December 10-12 in Galgael, 15 Fairley Street in Ibrox, G51 2SN on a Christmas Craft Fayre and 1-3pm on a Craft fair in Bishopbriggs library, 170 Kirkintilloch Road. 

Feeling really excited to meet lots of lovely people,  to demonstrate needle felting and hand spinning on a drop spindle and sell my precious hand created woolly things and give Fairies, Angels, Santas and Gnomes a new home.

Starry Angel

Little Santa


Purple wrist warmer

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Witches and some fairy folk

Herb witch
I got inspired and had fun to create a couple of needle felted figures related to Autumn time, Samhain and Halloween. 
I love to share my skills and experience in felt workshops in and around Glasgow. Interested? Just send me an email and I will come back to you with more information. 
Otherwise I am happy to make a personalized fairy or other figure for you, a friend or family member. 

Little flying witch

A very special fairy folk and witches

A little elf is sitting in my flower pot

Autumn woman with harvest

Monday, 3 September 2012

Participant's work from the Nuno felt workshop on Sunday, the 2nd of Sept. 2012 and my own latest Nuno felt scarf

We had a happy craft day with nuno felting. I love it and I'm happy to share my experience in felt making. Here you see 2 Nuno felt scarf projects from workshop participants and one of my latest Nuno felt scarves:
The fabric is cotton muslin, the wool is Merino and a little grey Shetland wool. For the embellishment hand spun wool in grey and moss green has been used.

Finished, but still wet Nuno felt Scarf

Detail from finished Nuno felt scarf

The fabric is silk chiffon and the wool is Merino and Corridale. A little bit of Angelina fiber was added, trapped with a thin layer of wool 

My last Nuno felt scarf, using silk chiffon, Shetland wool in white and grey and a little swartbless wool, embellished with hand spun wool of the same qualities

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Work from participants in felt workshops for children and adults

Felt workshops in Glasgow for children and adults during the summer holidays:
Felt workshop in Bishopbriggs: Wed. 18th of July and 15th of August, 10-11.30am
Felt workshop in Glasgow's Westend: Wed. 18th of July and 8th of August, 4-5.30pm 
Costs: £5  For bookings and more details, please send an email to:

It is such a joy to see children and adults being creative with wool. Be it either needle felting or wet felting. Playing with the large variety of colour shades, felting something useful or playful.

A lovely felted bag (~20cm x ~27cm) made by a participant.
Bag in progress and then the beautiful result after a couple of hours work.

Ringing balls felted around a little container, filled with a tiny bell

Layered beads for brooches or a hair piece

Little pouch felted in colourful layers around a stone

Necklace with differently shaped wet felted beads

Brooch, circles were cut out from a flat felted piece

Two beautiful fairies from two beginners in felt making
Lovely woolly girl

Pretty bright blue fairy

Friday, 13 April 2012

Springtime with felting and more felt workshops in the Glasgow area

Just love to felt Green men. So, this is number three, and they are all three very different. 

Green man, dry and wet felted
 Or a cute toddler bluebell hat and baby booties?  They are wet felted and it's much fun to see the outcome when you make these kids things.

Bluebell hat for a toddler

Cut baby booties
A wee gnome for a friends home.

Wee needle felted gnome, about 15 cm small
More felt workshops in Glasgow's Westend (Wednesdays 4.00-5.30pm), in GalGael in Ibrox (Thursdays 3.30-5pm)  and in Bishopbriggs (Wednesdays, 10-11.30am) All these workshops are running every fortnight. Please get in touch., to find out when they are on. Email: or 07503210416.

Needle felted butterfly in process

Ivy fairy

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Imbolc, first signs of Spring

Tree spirit

Inspired by a long countryside walk this  needle felted tree spirit was created.

Brigid with ewe and lamb
The celtic festival of Imbolc or Candlemass called in the christian tradition is the time of the first signs of Spring. Snowdrops, here on Brigid's dress are the first signs of early Spring. Newborn lambs are related to Imbolc, which means " in the belly" or "ewe's milk". Bride or Brigid is the young maiden, announcing the time of faster increasing daylight. 
Below I posted an ivy fairy and a sun angel. It must have been my longing for more sunlight that made me creating this wooly angel.

Ivy fairy
Sun angel

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Felt workshops in January and February in the Glasgow area

New wet felt and dry (needle) felt workshops for January and February in the Glasgow area

Come along to a felt workshop for some creativity with fluffy coulourful sheep's wool and make something beautiful! Beginners and advanced felters are welcome. The felt workshops are suitable for all age groups from 5 years onwards.

Workshops in Glasgow's Westend: Wednesday, the 8th of February 2012,  4-5.30pm in Carnavon Street, Suggested donation: £5/£4 

On Wednesday,  22/02/2012, 3.30-5.00pm, in the Steiner School 
in 52 Lumsden Street, G3 8RH, Yorkhill, near Kelvingrove Gallery.
Please watch this space for any changes in venue and/or time or contact me.

Workshops in Glasgow's South: in GalGael /Ibrox, 15 Fairley Street.
On Thursday, the 19/01, 02/02, 16/02/2011 at 3.30-5pm. Suggested donation: £5/£3

Workshops in the in Glasgow's North: in Bishopbriggs,
on Wednesday, 18/01, 01/02, 15/02, 29/02/2012 at 10-11.30am. Suggested donation: £5/£4

You are welcome to participate on either a regular base or whenever you can make it.

By booking in advance you can secure your place.
You can either send an  or book by phone: 07503210416 (mobile)

See  a couple of felted items below, made by participants (children and adults) in different felt workshops.

Wet felted picture

Little felted dog
Needle felted butterfly
Woolly fairy

Wet felted rainbow spiral

...another woolly fairy 
Testimonial from a mum of one of the participants: E. has been attending Laryna's felt workshop since last summer and thoroughly enjoys it . It always amazes me the beautiful pieces she brings home every time. Laryna is a marvellous, patient, kind and generous teacher . The workshops are very reasonably priced. All ages would enjoy this colourful and creative pastime..