blackdogandgingercat

About

Hello All!

I am a fibre artist working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration - it is at the heart of everything I do. Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I am able to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.

All of my work has an emphasis on the environment and sustainability. 

In my small pieces, I needle felt into vintage containers; with these, I aim to create vignettes of the more elusive creatures of our countryside as seen in my recent exhibition, FIFTY BEES. 

My larger pieces are concerned with the British coast. Using reclaimed materials, beach combed finds and combining them the wool, I aim to emphasise the legacy of man’s interaction upon the sea.

 

Needlefelt Classes……  

Needle felting with Lydia Needle-Pick a Kit at For Every Cloud, Bow Street, Langport TA10 9PR

24 February at 10:00–16:00

The perfect class for complete needle felt novices or those looking to improve their felting skills. Choose from one of Lydia’s wonderful kits such as robins, cats, hare, bear or squirrel and enjoy learning this amazing craft.
During the day, you will work through the kit of your choice with full support and expert advice from Lydia.
All equipment, materials and finished sculpture/s are yours to keep at the end of the class.
10-4pm
£65pp
The workshop is held within the wonderful studio and gallery. Tea and coffee will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Please let us know which kit you would like to work with at the time of booking. 

http://www.foreverycloud.co.uk/creative-workshops/?item-details=578295893&item-name=Needle-felting-Workshop---Pick-a-kit

 

Bears and Hares Needlefelt class at The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL.

10 March 2018 at 10:30-16:00  

Learn how to needle felt in wool. We will be working in 3D to produce a woollen bear or hare sculpture. Suitable for complete beginners or those hoping to boost their skills in needle felt. Materials are included in the price along with tea or coffee throughout the workshop.

£45 pp

https://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/needle-felt-bears-and-hares/

 

Advanced Needle Felting Workshop with Lydia Needle at For Every Cloud, Bow Street, Langport TA10 9PR. 

Dog Anatomy focusing on heads, faces and armatures.

This workshop is the perfect learning environment for those hoping to really hone their needle felting skills.

It is recommended for those who already have some experience of needle felting but is not really suitable for complete beginners. If you wish to attend this advanced class, I recommend coming to the ‘Pick-a-Kit’ workshop in February or purchasing one of blackdogandgingercat’s needle felting kits.
During the session, we will work on a variety of dog’s heads, faces and legs in order to perfect our characteristic with full support and expert advice from Lydia. For Every Cloud offers such a great, friendly and supportive atmosphere to work and learn in.

***Please note: we will not complete a whole dog but will instead have a variety of pieces to work with at home. Please feel free to bring pictures of your own dog for inspiration.

All equipment, materials and sculptural pieces are yours to keep at the end of the class.
10-4pm
£65pp
The workshop is held within the wonderful studio and gallery. Tea and coffee will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

http://www.foreverycloud.co.uk/creative-workshops/?item-details=578297697&item-name=Advanced-Needle-Felting-Workshop

 

In the meantime, if you'd like to see the other work that I produce, you can find that at http://www.lydianeedle.com/ or https://lydianeedlecom.wordpress.com/ and you can contact me using the email link below: 

blackdogandgingercat@gmail.com