Local fibre artist Nancy Wesley has designed a line of Learn-to-Felt kits to share her love of felting with everyone. With her widely popular in-person workshops not happening right now, the kits are a great way to learn felting. They make wonderful gifts and keep kids busy while we’re staying safe at home.
Her fun and fabulous felting kits include everything you need. So, carve a little time to yourself or with family and relax while enjoying the magic of turning wool fibres into cute little creatures.
It really is so soothing (and a little addictive!)
All kits are designed for beginners who haven’t felted before – with easy to follow step-by-step photo instructions. Not designed for kids under 10, but with some adult help, 7 and up will enjoy them. Nancy packs each kit with her own hand-dyed wool so expect glorious variations in colour.
Nancy learnt to felt 18 years ago and has been running her fibre business, Nan.c Designs, while teaching fibre art, for the last 10 years. It’s a very flexible and forgiving art form. Its portability has enabled her to raise her two boys while running her business from home. You’ll often find her felting at her son’s sporting events, and stirring steaming cauldrons of dye stuffs in her yard.
There are a dozen different Learn-to-Felt kit projects, priced at $32 each. The Little Owl Brothers or Woodland Gnomes kits are nice short easy 20-30 minute projects. While the more complicated projects like the Sea Otter, Harbour Seal or Kitty Cat may take you 1-2 hours.
Kits can be purchased online at www.nancdesigns.ca and then shipped or arrange local pick up, safely outside her Duncan home studio.