​          G​​rown on the land ~

            Felted by hand​​

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


Sheila Bates   

5   Fuaran  Torridon  Achnasheen Wester Ross  IV22 2EZ


01445 791365       0752 3113 642

[email protected]


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