Tootique Boutique - Fibre Central
Welcome and thank you for dropping by. Above you will see there are separate pages for Needle Felting (Fibre Artist), Artisan Bears, Rocking Horses, Courses and Kits (Shop), which sets the scene nicely.
I started Tootique as an outlet for my creations, which have been many and plenty over the years. As an Interior Designer I used many of my design and artistic skills to bring 'one-offs' into peoples homes. I like to think that I still do the same but with my own art. The Rocking Horses, Artisan Bears and Needle Felting all came into my life at the same time, combining my love of craft, restoration and nostalgia. They all involve natural and recycled fibres and I love the limitless possibilites of this natural organic and renewable resource. I initally learnt to make teddy bears so that I could mend vintage teddy bears and this then lead naturally to fibre rocking horses. I fell in love with creating artisan critters and soon started to customise them to look like customers pets. So I now multi-task between sculpting with fibre, making artisan bears as well as repairing rocking horses.
My latest addition is teaching Fibre Sculpting both in-person and on-line, plus I attained the certification as instructor for sarafina art so the combinations are limitless! Make sure you sign up to my VIP to be first to hear about everything.
You can find us at different shows, throughout the year, where I will also be demonstrating needle felting and selling The Crafty Kit Company Kits. Since 2020 I have also been videoing 'felt-along' instructions to go with the kits. These you can find on my YouTube channel as well as links in the shop.
Have a look at our Events&Contacts page for the details of the shows or just follow us on Facebook and we have links to all our events for the year.
Hope you enjoy my work and maybe meet you in person in the near future.