Inspired Paintings and Textile Designs Just For You
The International Feltmaker's Association is an international members organisation which promotes the work of feltmakers and provides a space where feltmakers can show their work, exchange ideas, extend their knowledge base and make new contacts. This is the link to the IFA website.
Some of my workshops take place at The Art Studio, which is in Higher Trevethan, a little village near Redruth in Cornwall. It is a beautiful place and The Art Studio is run by Shiona King, who also offers accommodation. This is a link to her website at higher-trevethan.co.uk

A useful online resource for all things wool-related, including knitting, tapestry, exhibitions, suppliers and workshops is Wool And Yarn

The Real Deal
I think that if you're looking for gifts or arts & crafts materials there is no substitute for visiting a real shop where you can see the colours and feel the textures. Most of my work is done in the lovely county of Cornwall, so here I'm starting a list of  places in Cornwall where you can do just that!

Arts & Graphics + Draftline ~ 21 Fore Street, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2BD
Tel: 01209 213534
Website www.artsand.co.uk
~ Wide range of art and craft materials and stationary.

Buttons And Beads ~ Market House, Market Street,  St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5QB
~ Wide range of beads, buttons and wools. They've just moved to the upstairs section of Market house.

Atishoo Designs ~ 71, Charlestown Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3LN
Tel: 01726 65900
Website www.atishoodesigns.co.uk
~ Gallery, crafts & friendly picture framing service.

The Natural Fibre Company ~ Unit B Piper's Court, Pennygillam Way, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7PJ
Tel: 01566 777635
Website www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk
~ Specialist mill offering washing, carding, spinning and dying for sheep's wool, mohair and alpaca fleeces. They also offer products online as Blacker Designs with an online shop at www.blackerdesigns.co.uk

Busy Bees Crafts ~ 21 Trinity street, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5LS
Tel: 01726 67391
~ Arts and Crafts materials with a good range of cardmaking supplies.

Driftwood Gifts and Art ~ 5 Keast Mews, Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6AR
Tel: 01752 849723
Website: www.driftwood-gifts.co.uk
Opening hours 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday
~ Selling artist materials (mainly a Windsor and Newton stockist, also Pentel artist promotional range), gifts and art.

Truro Fabrics ~ Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LW
Tel: 01872 274008
Website: www.trurofabrics.com
Opening hours 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30 - 4.30 on Sundays
~ Really HUGE fabrics shop with 2 floors and a wide range of other textiles supplies. Very busy on Saturdays!

Village Crafts ~ Unit 7, Lynfield Craft Centre, Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, TR20 9NE
Tel: 01736 711808
Website: www.perrancrafts.co.uk
Opening hours ~ daily throughout the year
~ Selling Cornish crafts and gifts, local textiles, prints, pottery and sculpture... and they stock some of my felt hats and scarves!

Llamarama ~ Goldsithney Gallery, Fore Street, Goldsithney, Cornwall, TR20 9LG
Tel: 07904 686259
Website www.llamarama.org
~ A social enterprise selling handmade fairtrade crafts and gifts.

Linterior Design ~ Unit 4, Great Western Railway Yard, St Agnes
                                     ~ 17 Pomoria Walk, Wadebridge, PL27 7NS
Tel: 01872 552910
Website:  www.linteriordesign.com
~ Friendly Cornish-based interior design and refurbishment service.

Snowball Fabrics ~ 10, Polkyth Road, At Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LW
Tel: 01726 71870
~ A really great shop for all kinds of fabrics, many at huge discounts.

The Sewing Studio ~ 5, Green Lane, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1JY
Tel: 01209 216942
Website: www.thesewingstudio.co.uk
~ Sellers of new and reconditioned sewing machines. Also stocking a range of threads, quilting materials and sewing machine accessories.

Singer & Pfaff Sewing Centre ~ 11, John Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3JF
Tel: 01872 225168
~ Sellers of new and reconditioned sewing machines. They have some of those beautiful old Singers in working order! They can also do repairs and have a range of threads and ribbons.