I live in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway which is situated in the South West of Scotland. Living on the coastline with the hills behind me I am never short of inspiration for my pictures.
Obtaining fleece to wash and dye is not a problem in this part of the world as we are surrounded with sheep of all breeds. Another familiar sight are the distintive black and white Belted Galloways.
I started needle felting over 12 years ago and, though many prefer wet felting or creating 3D figures, I prefer to create landscapes. I love the colours and textures of nature. I am a member of the Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers as I enjoy spinning and weaving as well. We are fortunate to have a very active group here in Dumfries who enjoy sharing their skills and ideas. Throughout my years of felting they have given me tremendous support as have the Textile and Embroiderers of Dumfries group which has led me down the path of incorporating different techniques and not all of them involve stitching.If you live in this area then I can assure you that these groups will give you a warm welcome if you decide to learn or improve your skills.