My yarn is ethically sourced from UK farms and smallholdings in South American and North African countries, and Mongolia. The animals provide the main, if not only, source of income for local families and the animals and the staff are well looked after. My yarn does not come from any farms that practice mulesing.
My woolly journey started in 2007, after using wool longies - knitted trousers that work as a nappy cover for my two youngest son's cloth nappies. The woolly interest was piqued and I needed a creative outlet after being at home for several years, bringing up our 3 boys. I taught myself to needle felt and then wet felt and after some time practicing, I set up shop. Once we'd discovered the magic of wool as a nappy cover, I taught myself to knit with the help of a book and some knitting friends. Since then I haven't looked back and can't remember a day when I haven't knitted.
The natural progression from knitting was to dye the yarn. I love hand dyed yarns and have quite a stash from various international dyers. We were home educating and in 2013 I decided that we'd have a dabble and, well, the rest is history. I caught the bug big time! I am a self-taught dyer, ever evolving my colourways and dye techniques.
Since then my woolly journey has continued. I dye many times a week, run regular yarn clubs and occasional market events through my Facebook page. You'll find me on Instagram, Ravelry, Facebook... as Felt Fusion,
I hope that you enjoy my woolly works as much as I enjoy creating them!