Linda Bennett from Moorend Felts in Cumbria


Linda - The Artist

I have a BA Hons in Art and Design, studying at Hertfordshire University, after working in the textile industry for several years I then moved in Cumbria in 2005. I have a couple of loves, travelling and my garden. I love flowers, my garden is a bit unruly and I pack in as much colour and texture as I can, flowers are a huge influence in my work, as are Indian textiles, many of the silk prices I felt with are re-cycled silk sari's.

The Felt making Process

I specialise in a felting technique called Nuno Felting; it sounds very fancy, but it is basically felting wool into an open weave fabric. You can use muslin and cottons, but I prefer the luxury of silk.

I felt with blue-faced Leicester wool which I dye myself and use silk fibres to create beautiful silk scarves, collaged journals, brooches and unique accessories, the perfect gift. Many of the silks I use have been collected from second-hand shops, maybe over dyed to create new one-off pieces of textile art.

I also re-cycle wool jumpers giving them a new lease of life, creating wonderful corsages, brooches, wrist warmers, woolly jumper journals.

Nuno Felt Products from Moorend Felts in Cumbria
Linda Bennett from Moorend Felts in Cumbria
About Moorend Felts in Cumbria