At Craftwerk, we are passionate about natural British wool and its suitability for sculptural needle felting. To that end, Heather O’Leary of Craftwerk has designed a series of craft kits using native UK wool. We have a wonderful heritage of sheep farming in the UK, yet, tragically, some of our native breeds of sheep are now considered rare. Sculptural needle felting is relatively new to these shores, but it is an immensely popular craft form. Craftwerk was born out of the desire to spread the word that our own native breeds of sheep yield fibres far more suitable for sculptural needle felting than Merino wool. It is not our aim to be crassly evangelical in getting our message across, but rather to let the quiet beauty and integrity of our end products speak for themselves.
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