A lot of people who know me would be surprised to hear me say i was shy and probably if you met me one to one , that would not be true . However we are all relearning , we have not the possibility of having people present here so I am working on the pretence that the little screen i can barely see is an interested student. I don't know anything about the watcher, their experience, their fascial expressions i could possible read .
Their body language ! All of this information feedback is lost and any teacher, actor, singer or performer of any kind knows they need to interact with their audience so this is all a new learning for all of us . Visualisation has always been my strong point and so i imagine the person i am speaking with , sharing my knowledge and my passion.
A simple question asked from student and friend across the globe ...
"How do i wash and prepare a fleece i have been gifted ?"
Here is your answer.
Heartfelt Studio has had its doors closed to visitors for 3 weeks now and under lockdown it may be many months before there is a movement of people.
At Dalmally Railway Station our energies are given to the land itself and the sheep who are presently lambing. We have been developing our food resources for an uncertain future .
New skills will be honed and much renovation to this beautiful station.
Trains are still running like a ghost of their former self on a skeleton service where few dare to travel by public transport.
It is a time for reflection and vision for the future .
There are many people beginning to use their time learning new skills
and materials for felt making is what we provide.
Our online service will hopefully provide that need for those on lockdown.
Bear with us as we get our wools and tools up on our online shop to help provide material for felt making ,spinning and knitting wools .
We have a huge range so email us if what you need is not in the online shop presently.
I hope also to do some short videos of felt making techniques to share and help in your confinement.
None of us know what the future holds for us but we have today - a present.
We do know that expression through craft feeds the soul