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. In addition I am a member of 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.
Sometimes I set off to a workshop armed with a soldering iron, glue, various fibres and a heat gun! 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.