I met Helen from the Swaledale Museum in Reeth earlier this year. During our chat Helen mentioned how nice it would be to have some Swaledale wool fibres on show during the forthcoming Felt Contained exhibition. With my Adelaide Walker hat on I offered to supply the fibres and with my own hat on I offered to make a small felt pot using Swaledale fibres. I’ve even talked Freyalyn into spinning some wool up for us so that Helen will have wool tops, spun wool and felted wool.

Made from hand dyed Swaledale this was my first attempt. Pink interior, then blue, and green layers decorated with dark purple and bright pink.  The colours looked great before I began felting but I’ve quickly fallen out with this. In fact, I’m not sure I’ll finish felting it.

This pale blue pot is much better and I’m happy with this. It has a lovely solid feel in my hand and I prefer the straight sided shape. Looks like this is the one the museum will be receiving.

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