Also at Festiwool -
The International Feltmakers Association
was formed to foster worldwide interest in felt, to promote members’ work, and to keep members in contact with one another for exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Members’ interests range from the historical and anthropological aspects of felt to the art and craft of felt as a medium. The Association aims to increase the general involvement in feltmaking through a network of regional groups, the quarterly journal “Felt Matters”, exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
Members also travel far and wide to learn traditional and new methods and to present feltmaking in schools and colleges. There is communication and interaction between feltmakers from all over the world.
FromCheviot shearling fleeces, the farm has produced pure natural knitting wool balls, and washed hanks. It is a nice soft wool in natural colours. In addition the farm sells genuine sheepskin rugs in various colours, and other sheepskin products.
If you are into spinning your own fleeces, the farm can also provide these at shearing time.