Christmas In July

Along with many other crafters I have muttered the ‘C’ word and this time it is not cake. The ‘C’ is for Christmas.

I know we are only in the middle of the summer so I can hear you groaning but a lot of industries have by now decided on their Christmas lines and already in the process of finalising their promotional material.

For a small business it is crucial to get the timing right, this means ordering any core products to make up gift packs and planning workshop content.

This year I will be providing some needle felting, embroidery and Pyrography craft kits to complement our range of hands on workshops.

We will also be selling Gift Vouchers -so if you have that difficult to buy for family member for friend this is an ideal solution and it means they have something to look forward to in 2020

Enjoy the rest of your summer – I am off to needle felt a Christmas Pudding!

The Leicester Longwool

Over the last few years I have had a growing interest in felting and taken more interest in where our wool is coming from. At country shows one of my favourite areas besides the Poultry is the sheep and the breed to recently catch my eye has been the Leicester Longwool.

This breed is now listed on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as Vulnerable along with the Lincoln Longwool. They are just so chic looking with their coat of curly hair that a lot of ladies would be pleased to have!.The breed produces a natural and white wool in colour but is also know to dye easily and great for felting projects.

Just chillin

Is it just me or do some sheep just give an aura of being chilled? The Leicester Longwool is known to have a docile nature and they always look to be calm and collected as they saunter around waiting for their twice yearly haircut.

Any way enough musing I am of to order some wool to add to my needlefelted sheep collection, might even make it a christmas hat..

 

 

 

Sisal & Soap

Sisal

So have you ever wondered how that little bag is made and why it is a great accessory to use with your soap? Sisal is a plant fibre extracted from the leaves of the Sisal tree commonly know as the Agave Sisal Ana. It is a biodegradable fibre and it is great for making bags to hold all your soap ends.

More Than A Bag

Sisal has many uses and it can be found in many everyday products from rope, twine, carpet, paper, hats and footwear. Sisal is a species of Agave native to southern Mexico but widely cultivated in many other countries, and yields a stiff fibre used in making various products. The sisal plant has a 7–10 year life-span and typically produces 200–250 commercially usable leaves. Each leaf contains an average of around 1000 fibres

A small sisal bag has many uses around your house but in particular in the bathroom. These versatile bags are great for holding your handmade soap, either to hold the full bar or all the small ends that you have left.

Exfoliation & Soap

Sisal fibres act as an exfoliant so the bag will help to wash away dead skin cells and combined with your luxury handmade soap your skin will be left feeling clean and refreshed.

Great accessory for your bathroom

You can purchase a Sisal Soap Bag from our online collection: http://www.wobblypins.com/soap