Having spent the first half of her life in England, Jane now calls Winnipeg, Canada her home. After working in the beauty industry on both sides of the Atlantic for many years she was looking for a new challenge. Jane has always had an interest in arts and crafts, including paper arts and polymer clay, but little did she realize that the skill of knitting, taught to her by her grandmother, would lead her to the fascinating world of felting.
After reading the 'how to' of felting in a magazine Jane knitted and felted her first bag and, even though it was less than perfect she was hooked. Felting is an art, not an exact science, when a bag is felted minor variations will show up in the size or shape, resulting in a unique piece every time. With every bag Jane felts she learns something new. Some of her most successful pieces have been the result of a near disaster and for Jane that is what makes the whole process so exciting.
Jane's bags are knitted by hand using 100% wool. She uses different wools, including, Merino, Icelandic, Mohair and Aran. Each kind of wool produces a different finish to the felt. After felting in a washing machine the handbags are rinsed, blocked and air dried. Embellishing each one with either felted flowers, ribbon or beads completes a truly unique piece of wearable art.
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