My fabric and felt vases are designed and handmade in my contemporary studio in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Inspired by colours and textures around me. I use natural fabrics and fibres to create reversible fabric vases and unique up-cycled felt vases. I have a BA (Hons) degree in fashion and textiles.
The felt vases are made from up-cycled pure wool blankets and old loved woolly jumpers, along with natural wool tops. Silk sari waste and old silk scarves are shredded and incorporated into the vases, with free machining. A handmade button from a piece of Sea washed glass,stone or slate from a windy Scottish beach walk completes the unique felt vase. Leftover fabric and felt are used in the design of my original and unusual brooches.
Pop a glass, jar or cut down plastic bottle into the vase cover and add flowers and water. Alternatively the vases can be used as a stylish way to store kitchen utensils or make up brushes. Pop some cutlery in one for picnics or Al fresco lunches in the garden. The vases are all presented flat,they are light and easy to post, making an unusual and sophisticated gift. They are posted in a letterbox friendly, re-cycled cardboard box, gift wrapped in tissue paper with a card and instruction sheet.
Meet Heather at Living Crafts at Cirencester Park over the Bank Holiday weekend 29 - 31 May 2021
& at Living Crafts at Hatfield House 17 - 20 June 2021