Textile artist Thelma Russell's childhood memories of picking bluebells, bird-watching, head-high bracken and the smell of wild garlic, along with her love of vintage clothing, are the main influences for her creations.
Her work is based on hand-made wool felt, usually finished with print and stitch.
"I love the simple process of transforming sheep’s wool into a strong, durable fabric using only water, soap and elbow-grease".
Thelma transforms the felt into book covers, spec cases and table mats, which are usually made to order.
Thelma's main selling outlet is the Fleece Craft Shop in Reeth (Yorkshire Dales), where Thelma lives.
For more information please email Thelma at:
See a selection of her work below and click here to visit the Fleece co-operative's website where you can shop and see more of her work.
LICHEN A6 (7x5")Felt covered notebook Removable felt cover choice of plain or lined notebook
COW PARSLEY Felt specs case Wool, felt with silk and nylon on plain back in toning colour 6 x 3.5"
SUNSET Felt specs case Wool, felt with silk with plain undyed back 6 x 3.5"
TREE Felt specs case Wool, silk chiffon on plain back in toning colour 6 x 3.5"
AUTUMN A6 (7x5")Felt covered notebook Removable felt cover choice of plain or lined notebook
A HINT OF SUNSET A6 7x5" size Felt covered notebook Removeable wool felt cover
INSIDE BOOK COVER DETAIL Calico lining