Monday, July 28, 2008

RosiePink: Amazingly Felted Goodies

rosiepink is a mum and daughter venture, born of a desire to create beautiful textile items.
My name's Lyn and I'm mum. I was born in Southampton on the south coast of England in the UK. I still live there with my husband and I’m also lucky to have my parents living with me in their retirement. I work part-time in a small library which is an ideal job for me as I’m an avid reader.
As a child I was taught to sew, embroider, knit and crochet and when my children were young, sewing and knitting was an economical way of clothing the family, so the skills were used in a utilitarian way - not as a hobby.
I'm Annie and I'm daughter. I live in Bournemouth (also on the South Coast of England) with my husband. Until two years ago I was employed as a computer programmer but I finally realised that the pressure and being in an office all day didn’t suit me at all and I gave it up to pursue making our small business dreams a reality.
I love all kinds of arts and crafts including machine and hand embroidery, crochet, knitting, painting, sewing – anything colourful with lots of texture always grabs my eye.
Home for us is the south coast of England and we are lucky enough to be able to walk on the beach or take a stroll in the New Forest where the colours and textures all around us are a constant source of inspiration. Back in the workroom time flies - an hour can seem like a few minutes because the process of creation is so absorbing and fulfilling for us.
We are basically lifelong crafters with a love of all things textiles and fibre, and we began our adventures in feltmaking several years ago when we attended a one day feltmaking workshop – we were hooked right from the start and couldn’t wait to learn more. Now, feltmaking is our main passion. We love to combine our felt with other fabrics and hand and free machine embroidery to create unique pieces – stitching on felt gives such beautiful textures. We also like to use lots of inclusions in our work e.g. hand dyed scrim, yarns, silks and sparkly bits.We love anything and everything art and craft and enjoy mixing up techniques and different media, especially in picture making.

As well as making items to sell we also sell wool tops and our hand-dyed fabrics for feltmaking. Our artwork is currently available for sale at a local gallery. The next part of our plan is to create lots more beautiful, sunny felt pictures which we will write about on our blog and also will list for sale at Etsy.

Rosie Pink Etsy shop

Rosie Pink Blog

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