Monday, 24 March 2014

Making More: Felt Research

As part of my research on felt brooches, I have been working from some old patterns from a Dryad handbook. It was interesting to see the instructions from many decades ago, with hand drawn patterns. Some of the descriptions are not very politically correct for nowadays. The language used and the changes in society was as interesting as the patterns themselves.

It was great to see the booklet as a whole and how they had used repeated techniques in variations for the different brooches/corsages. Also the choice of flowers I found very interesting and what would have been popular at the time for people to wear and buy/grow.


  1. ah, gorgeous! I have been trying to track down that booklet for years…

  2. Me too! Happy to email you it as you are a fellow maker/teacher :-)