“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Welcome to Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts. I’m Sandy – a half Welsh, Yorkshire lass living in Lincolnshire – and lover of Yorkshire Tea, my dog (Gin) and all things needle felted!
I am also the creator and designer award winning needle felting kits, tutorials, workshops and my own handmade collection.
My mum, the child of a ‘make do and mend’ generation was always making something – the old singer sewing machine could often be heard pedalling away on the upstairs landing (not as romantic as it sounds) – and I guess it rubbed off on me. In 2013 I discovered needle felting and have I never looked back! My turn to pass it on…
So what’s the big deal?
Needle felting has taken the crafting world by storm and it is easy to see why. It is unbelievably accessible and you need just one thing, enthusiasm!
No tricky patterns. No sewing. No wires. No expensive fancy equipment.
You don’t have to be artistic or even creative.
It is incredibly portable, light and requires very little space; just a needle felting kit of your own or, a stash of wool, foam pad, a felting needle and you are good to go.
Is Needle Felting For Me?
Do you want to try a wonderfully addictive new craft that has no limits, from absolute beginners to advanced crafters?
Are you yearning to unlock your creativity and be inspired?
Like myself, do you enjoy a laid-back approach to crafts?
Do you want to learn an affordable craft that doesn’t involve sewing?
Are you craving creative ‘me’ time away from the noise of daily life and routine?
Are you a first time crafter who’s really nervous of trying something new?
If your answer was yes to any of the above then needle felting is for you!
If you are brand, spanking new to needle felting then hop over to the dos and dont’s page before you get started.
Crafts And Mental Health
I am also a passionate believer that arts and crafts,of any kind, can help soothe the mind and soul, providing a welcome and important distraction from the stresses of our day to day lives
The joy and excitement at seeing a handful of wool transformed into a beautiful animal or sculpture, using just a barbed needle, is undeniable and I wanted to share what I have learned along the way. Usually with a cup of Yorkshire Tea in my hand.
Go easy on yourself
Don’t strive for perfection at first attempt and embrace the happy accidents. Instead, strive for enjoyment, a sense of achievement and the rest will follow. Don’t let fear of failure (you know, the stuff we were taught in school that has stuck ever since) hold you back: We will always fail at what we don’t try.
For ‘Pin-spiration’ visit me on Pinterest
If you have never seen needle felting in all its glorious action then watch my video tutorials. Better still, grab hold of all that unused needle felting gear that’s sitting staring at you and saying, “Please make me!”, invite enthusiasm as you pass and get started; no more excuses! Subscribe to my YouTube channel
Where am I in the world
I can be found most days in my home studio, in rural Lincolnshire UK, where all Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts needle felting kits, felted animals tutorials and workshops are created and put together; with a little help from my family. But usually it’s just me and the dog plus lots of Yorkshire tea!
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