Fibre artist, teacher and needle felt kit designer.
I have been working professionally as a fibre artist and designer for just over three years, I teach felting and produce kits for people to learn at home. I absolutely adore my medium, British wool, and it’s incredible properties and diversity and the eco credentials it carries, and the fact that it is produced locally in this beautiful county of Somerset makes me want to promote it further.
During 2017, my main focus will be working towards the Fifty BEES: The Interconnectedness of All Things exhibition.
Did you know that there are around 250 different bees in Britain which include 24 species of bumblebees, 225 solitary bees and just one honeybee?
Did you also know that many are in decline; how will we survive without them….we wouldn’t?
The focus of Fifty BEES: The Interconnectedness of All Things is to illustrate how diverse our bee population is, how endangered it is and how pivotal they all are to our ecosystem.
The plan is for me to produce 50 small, life-size bee pieces in wool and the other 50 artists, makers, writers etc. to produce one companion piece, each in response to the habitat, linked wildlife, ecology, flight, sound, predators, (or whatever they choose) of 1 specific British bee; they will use media of their choice.
The exhibition will take place this July at ACEarts in Somerset from 1st – 22nd July 2017 although the deadline for the completion of work will be the end of April.
Saturday 29th April 2017 10 – 4pm £50pp
Needlefelt Bears or Hares at The Slipped Stitch in Sherborne, Dorset
Contact Millie at the shop if you’d like to come along on 01935 508249 or via Info@theslippedstitch.co.uk
Saturday 20th May 2017 10 – 4pm £50pp
Needlefelt British Birds at The Slipped Stitch in Sherborne, Dorset
Contact Millie at the shop if you’d like to come along on 01935 508249 or via email@example.com
View my website http://lydianeedle.com/