Hello, My name is Sharon Shaul, I am a felting and fibre artist, living in Darwen Lancashire.
Having been raised within a family involved in various stages of the textile industry, one of my earliest memories includes visiting a wool mill in Yorkshire, to select fabrics with my father. I remember visiting an elderly lady ( well she seemed elderly at the time to my 4 year old self) who had a spinning wheel and weaving loom in her home. Here I was also originally introduced to feltmaking.
These memories faded with the long and winding road of life, only to be revisited in 2005 when I was looking for a new focus, after spending years working in education.
Looms and spinning wheels were purchased with a range of books to teach myself to felt and weave.
These crafts became my new hobbies: making textile art, mainly through feltmaking. I set up my studio in 2006 and have continued since then working on a range of projects according to my mood and inspiration at the time.
Now I mainly produce my felt landscapes for myself, but I do exhibit at selected events and galleries throughout the north-west. I am a member of the Internalional Felt Makers Association, also the "Art and Crafts Guild in Lancashire".
If you wish to know anything or are interested in any of my items please send me a message through the contact page.
Dates for your
I will be at the following events:-
At least these are the ones not yet cancelled.
June 6th. Leeds Wool Festival, Armley Mill, Leeds.
Alkrington village Hall.
Alkrington garden village Middleton.
November 28th-29th The Horse and Bamboo Theatre (aka The Boo) in Waterfoot.
That's all for now!!