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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

WOYWW - Needle-felted sheep

Hello all! Thanks for dropping in to read about what I've got going on at my workdesk today.

Today my desk is covered in my needle-felting stuff...

Everything's gone a bit sheep-crazy this week. After posting my needle-felted sheep sunset picture on Twitter and Facebook, I've had several orders so I've been busy making these up. Who knew sheep were so popular?!

This week my friend turned thirty so I rustled up a little 30th birthday card...
(forgive me for the attempted 'arty' photo - I'm trying out a new camera but I'm totally hopeless with it! You'd never think I was the daughter of a photographer!!)

Regular readers may know I've had difficulty sourcing suitable frames for my needle-felted pictures, which are slightly 3D and look squashed in an ordinary frame. Hurrah, at last I've found a great supply of shallow box frames that suit my pictures perfectly so I've been busy mounting my work this week.

Finally, I've been preparing for my forthcoming workshop on 5th March in Shrewsbury, an opportunity to needle-felt little garden scenes like mine. I have a couple of places left, so if you fancy joining me, click here.

Well that's all for today as I hear the distant growl of a toddler waking from his afternoon nap! Thanks for visiting. Hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to meet lots of other crafters like me on What's on your Workdesk Wednesday.

Happy crafting x


  1. Oh, I'm not surprised at all hat your sheepy pics are so popular - they're really pretty and a lot of fun. And people love sheep!! That 30th card is fun too..love the bright colours!!
    Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

  2. Your little sheep in the field are sooo cute!! Glad you found the perfect frames. Sandy Leigh #54

  3. glad you found the frames, they all look gorgeous now! love your sheep too... have a great week Helen #4

  4. Hi Maxine - I'm not AT ALL surprised you've had a rush of orders - your work is beautiful. I would have loved to do your course but I've just booked another one in March. I'm only over in Stafford so it's not too far to come - do you have a mailing list for future dates?

    Have a great week. Hugs MMx #32

    1. Ooh it would be lovely to see you on a workshop! Stafford's barely a hop, skip and jump away! I've got another running on 25 June in Shrewsbury. If you email me tillyteadance@hotmail.co.uk I'll add you to my workshops mailing list. Thanks so much for your kind comments xx

  5. Just love your needle feltings, wish I lived nearer so I could come to your workshop.
    have a good week
    Christine #61

  6. I love your needle felting. It looks beautiful! It's another thing on my to-do list. I bought a simple kit but so far haven't worked it.

    Glad you found the frames. Worth the search!

    Sharon K #44

  7. Absolutely love you needle felting. Stunning work.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Catherine X #34

  8. Ah you and your friends are so young! Love that card. Your collection of mounted work looks fab.

  9. Oh such a fab post Max - so many lovely things to look at. x Jo

  10. Love all those framed images, Max, what a blessing to find those frames and can totally understand why those sheep are so popular. Cute plus. Happy WOYWW,
    Shaz in Oz.x #14

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  11. Lovely pictures. Go you on finding frames to retain their beauty. Hope you have a great turn out for the class. Wish I could be amongst them. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #42

  12. I'm so glad sales are going well. Why wouldn't they s your work is lovely. Glad you've been able to find the right frames for your pictures. They do look great. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

  13. I love your little needle felted scenes - I've never tried needle felting. It's really effective.
    Bernice #22