Thursday, 3 December 2020

Felted Creations for the Winter Season

Seasonal decoration with needle felted ornaments

Wishing you all a peaceful and blessed advent 💗 

From end of November up to Christmas you would usually find me with my felted goodies at one or the other seasonal fair or Winter market. This year there aren't many opportunities for craft fairs or markets. So, I'm very happy to have a stall at the indoors Craft Market at "The Village" (old Clydesdale Bank, near Morrisons) in Bishopbriggs, north/east of Glasgow, on Thursday, 17. Dec. 10am - 4pm. 

If you can't make it to the market on Thursday, 17. December I would like to offer you to buy and/or commission felted goodies from me via this blog. All items are hand felted by myself. They have either been needle felted or wet felted, using pure sheep's wool fibres.  

When you see a price below the photo then the item is  available for you to purchase! You can contact me and pay with paypal. Postage will be added. If the item you like has no price added that means it has already been sold, then please get in touch. I'm happy to take commissions.

Get in touch

Link to see more fairies and gnomes.

Link to see more more angels 

Link to see bespoke felted items. 

Santa, 10cm, £12

Snowman, 12cm, £14

Seasonal decoration £2 - £4

Standing angel, 15cm, £14

Little angel, 13cm, £7

Snowflake fairy, 16cm, £13

Mushroom £18 and dwarves £11 & £13 needle felted from plant dyed wool,  

Gnomes 9-10cm, £11- £12

Angel with stars, 17cm, £10

Angel with sparkle, 18cm

Water fairy, 20cm, £17

Pink lilac fairy, 19cm, £16

Light pink lilac fairy, 18cm, £15

Wall hanging, needle felted stars and golden beads £25

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Indoors Craft Market on Saturday, 22. August 2020

See you there with my felted goodies

@indoors Craft Market

 Saturday, 22. August 2020 

10.00am - 2.00pm 

 in "The Village" 
(old Clydesdale Bank) 

in Glasgow / Bishopbriggs


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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Welcome to the GalGael Winter Fair

on Saturday, 14. December 2019

11am - 4pm 

Craft Stalls, Home cooked food, Live music, Demonstrations 

@ 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow /Ibrox
G51 2SN 

Needle felted angel

Star mobile, needle felted
Star coins, needle felted mobile

Little people, needle felted from plant dyed wool

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Spinning with hand spindle and spinning wheel

Spinning at the Clydebuilt Festival in Glasgow

At different occasions I have recently demonstrated the art of hand spinning sheep's wool with hand spindle and spinning wheel. I also introduced to and taught a few people this ancient textile art. 
For thousand of years in many areas of this world animal and plant fibres have been spun by hand, using a simple tool: a drop spindle. 
Later the more technical advanced spinning wheel was invented for hand spinning. I have a variety of drop spindles and a spinning wheel, which I all enjoy using to teach and share my skills in hand spinning. Some drop spindles have the whorl on top of the stick others at the bottom end. 

A few different drop spindles
My Ayrshire spinning wheel
I shall soon facilitate a hand spinning workshop for teachers, using drop spindles. Thinking of the pupils, who might then learn hand spinning I have made a simple drop spindle. I was using four straight wooden sticks of similar length and one stick about three times the length of the four shorter sticks. I really love this simple and easy to make tool!  
I wonder whether the teachers will get enthusiastic about making a drop spindle with their pupils? I'll definitely encourage them to make themselves a simple drop spindle. 
An old CD attached to a stick with some bluetack would also do the job. Even though it is quite light weight and might not twirl for long. 

Easy to make drop spindle

Spinning demonstration with the simple self made drop spindle

I am remembering when I was a teenager of 15 years I had made my very first hand spindle in a holiday summer camp, and I learned hand spinning with this self made tool. I later learned spinning with a spinning wheel. Some years after I trained to become a hand-weaver and spinning sheep's wool and sometimes silk was part of my training. 
All my life I love making things and being creative. This is just one of many examples. It is very rewarding to create and in this case of making another hand spindle, to see the outcome being useful, easy to achieve and from natural sustainable material. 
If you have any questions about hand spinning or the tools mentioned or would like to learn hand spinning with drop spindle or spinning wheel please contact me.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Welcome to the Winter Fair at GalGael on Saturday 01. December

Come along to a great day of fantastic craft stalls, demonstrations, home baking, carol singing and more...and meet lovely folk.  

Buy from local crafts people and support Galgael!
Venue: GalGael at 15 Fairley Street, G51 2SN, Glasgow

I'll be there with my felted items.

Neelde felted companions :-)
Needle felted gnome
Wet felted bracelet
Toadstool with gnome, neeedle felted
Felted landscape