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Beautiful North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am Jenny Pepper, feltmaker and lover of all things fibre... I have been feltmaking for 20 years, but creating all my life in one way or another. I exhibit my felt work and sell in galleries. I also offer occasional tuition near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy Creative New Year to All

Heres wishing everyone a Happy and Creative New Year 2013. Workshops begin again late January near Scarborough North Yorkshire. If you have always wondered how to make a Hat there are places available on February 16th,



Saturday 16th February   Felt Hat Workshop near Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Stylish and warm,  create your very own felt hat in warm pure wool. Choose a simple pull on style or create something a bit different with folds and points. You can take a look at
www.jennypepper.com for full workshop details

                                           

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Residential Feltmaking Retreat Weekend


     Residential Feltmakers Weekend Retreat with Jackie Lunn and Jenny Pepper 
 at
   Cober Hill, Centre for Refreshment and Inspiration,  Cloughton, near Scarborough,  North Yorkshire.
   from
 Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th October 2013
 Following the success of our 2007 and 2009 retreat at Cober Hill we are  happy to announce we will be running a weekend in 2013. The theme will be Decorative Sculptural Feltmaking. We all lead busy lives and the luxury of time to spend on feltmaking and experimenting with different techniques is precious. During this weekend we will indulge in experimenting with techniques culminating in a finished work on Sunday.  
The weekend is fully inclusive of:
  • 2 nights accommodation in an en suite bedroom
  • Full board of 2 x 3 Course evening meals, 2x Full Breakfasts, Saturday lunch and Sunday Lunch
  • Tea, Coffee ad biscuits at any time
  • All materials required during the weekend
  • Some equipment, such as bubblewrap, nets, drum carder, hand carders and hat blocks
  • Tuition throughout with two tutors, Jackie Lunn and Jenny Pepper
  • £290 per person in a shared twin room
  • £325 per person in a single room
Not Included:
  • Travel Costs
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Towels, scissors and general personal tools you may require  
  • More info : www;jennypepper.com

 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

2013 Felt Workshops

 As we come all too quickly towards  the end of this year, I have already planned 2013 Workshops. Full details are on my website and can be viewed by clicking here


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Monday, 9 July 2012

Shibori Tyeing Sculptural Felt Workshop


On November 24th I will be running a Shibori style felt making workshop near Scarborough. It will be an exciting workshop using Shibori style tyeing / stitching methods to create sculptural pieces of felt. We will tie, clip, fold, pleat, stitch, bind and manipulate the felt to alter the structure. An experimental day to learn lots of useful methods to add to your felt techniques knowledge. £40. (please note we will not be dyeing felt) ( only 4 places remaining)
If you would like to book a place please get in touch by email


Facebook thoughts

It seems that many are turning to FB for up to date info and less to blogs? Many I used to read are no longer posting, but are active on FB. I find it all a puzzle and just as I am becoming familiar it all changes again. I am trying to keep up with FB and here is my page if you would like to visit, it will be more current than this blog page. Just click below the Pebbles......

Friday, 6 July 2012

Woolfest 2012


As always I had a wonderful few days at Woolfest...despite the rain!
My annual treat of animals was just perfect. Thank you to everyone who popped by to say hello, it was lovely to meet up with old friends and new. Cant wait for next year!!!



 I very carefully ironed and rolled all my cloths before packing the car, but still it creased in the damp atmosphere, no ironing available in sheep pens....
 Very busy Alpaca, wouldn't stay still for the camera!


I bought a beautiful Blue Faced Leicester fleece which I think you can possibly see here. Also got some delicious Wensleydale and Teeswater. Need some good weather now to finish washing them in the garden.
 Just peeping......Not my dog, but irresistable...
Teeswater sheep

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Winter group exhibiton


Its been a long time since I blogged...it all seems very different to last time. On Sunday 22nd January 12 till 4 I will be at a "Meet the Maker" day at The Gallery, Lockton near Pickering North Yorkshire. There are four very diverse exhibitors, showing painting, mixed media, jewellery and feltwork. Lockton is a pretty village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, The Gallery has an upstairs coffee shop and Gallery. If you are in the area, pop in and say hello....