Grown on the land ~
Felted by hand
Feltscapes , Scarves, Florrie Rugs, Cafetiere Cosies & more .....
Welcome to Florrie Felts
Florrie Felts celebrates the many fantastic attributes of wool through the medium of Felt.
The brand has been evolving quietly in the Scottish West Highland community of Torridon over the past 10 years.
With a range of felt being produced by Sheila Bates.
Everything is created by hand using the ancient skills of Wet Felting. Sheila will take you on a journey of her love of textiles. Introducing processes she uses today to create unique felt for you & to share her passion for traditional techniques, some of which she has been practising for over 40 years. Her journey with feltmaking began over 20 years ago .... & the passion to share this just keeps growing .
Above are a few images to introduce you to some of her products , colours and the character of her work. And lets not forget the AMAZING characteristics of wool itself ! This is a key reason for the production of the Florrie Rug , which not only brings you all the goodness of wool but also
the unique crimp and curl of an individual fleece straight from the sheep.
And remember the sheep is still running around the hillside ... happy wool !
'' What I love about feltmaking is the fact that I am working with a completely natural raw material which means I can take it anywhere my imagination wants to go ! It is possible to create a range of items ,from the fine and delicate to the toughest and most robust of fabric . The choice is endless.......''
My range of work currently includes artwork, scarves, cafetiere cosies in my own original design , jewellery
The Gallery depicts some of my work from across the years . Due to high demand locally only a limited range of felt is available online , but is to be found in Shop when it is . However there are occasions when I am
I am also happy to work to commission.
Mrs Fingal's Adventures an occasional blog, meanders in & out of fact & fiction , in celebration of fibre & felt.
follow me on facebook @FlorrieFelts
I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU