Time to play seems like a luxury sometimes.
I find that if I don't make time to just play with ideas I freeze up- and my life feels like I'm just an observer.
Time to create is so important even the odd hour to rummage through my yarn stash and make a felt pouch just for no reason is joy to me.
When I was rummaging through my yarn stash I found lots of old skeins of tapestry yarn left over from a kit. The yarn is all pure wool so I knew it would felt easily.
I liked these wild bright stripes! It was such a change to knit with colours I've never put together before.
Some alpaca yarn was tempting me so next I made this cute soft white pouch. The Alpaca was a very hairy yarn but it felted into a very smooth finish. I hand felted this one carefully because Alpaca felts very quickly and thoroughly
My play time grew into a couple of days messing about with colours and yarns, and now I feel reconnected and full of new creative ideas.
My little felt pouch pattern is winging it's way all over the world now thanks to Ravelry and I'm really enjoying taking some time to play with new designs and ideas to share as patterns and kits
- Claire Fairall
- . I love to create, always have... even as a child I was always up to my ears in fabric, yarn, paper and glue. So now I create bags, the process I use developed over time, and is still changing, each new wool or design presents it's own challenge. So I don't get bored. Craft Shows are so much fun,meeting folk, both customers and other crafters. I always get such a buzz when we are setting up and a plain old marquee or hall gets transformed into an arcade of interesting creations.
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