From Pascale in South Africa
It is a lonely world for felters out here. There are just a handful of us and spread very far apart so we learn by google, and then try our own things out. It is still a bit confusing for people in South Africa as to what felt actually is, because although we are the fourth largest producer of merino in the world, it has all been exported for many years, mainly to Germany, Italy and Spain, who make it into their exciting and beautiful yarn, and clothing etc. So if I want to buy 100% yarn, it comes from overseas. Very dispiriting. So I make my own yarn as well and dye it too and often use it in felting projects. Most of my customers are from Europe and some from America, but I haven’t got any marketing things in place – no time.
I got excited by felting because it is so quick and you can literally do anything with it and all my creative nature comes out.
Here are some photos of what she makes or has made in the past. This is just beautiful work. I wanted to share with her permission.