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Kent based Michelle Allgood is a self taught fibre artist using ethically sourced wool.
Michelle is the owner of Fizzymoon Craft, where she shares her fabulous fabric & re-loved creations such as textile sculptures made from up-cycled fabric and other mediums like ceramics, wood and wool felting.
Michelle creates her own templates and sewing designs, and owns her own craft workshop in the beautiful village of Hollingbourne where she gains inspiration from nature and the elements.
You can find out more about Michelle's wonderful creations over on the Fizzymoon Craft Facebook page.
What is your craft? (Spinning, felting etc.)
How long have you been a craft enthusiast?
Approximately 5 years for Needle Felting, but I’ve loved arts and craft all of my life. I used to paint but moved into back into crafting about 8 years ago.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
The possibilities are endless with wool!
I just love how I can turn some wire and wool into a mythical creature or something more familiar... It’s just like magic... and a sprinkle of imagination!
How long have you been a WOW customer?
About 5 years
What do you like most about the company?
The huge selection of wool. There are so many different types available. The natural colours selection are wonderful but the colours are fabulously rich and varied, just adore the Galaxy Wool and the animal selection!
I also love the fact that you can order in bulk. The 200g bats are perfect for large makes!
What is your favourite fibre?
Perendale carded batts and Corriedale slivers.
What is your favourite breed of sheep?
Woolly ones! ...Actually I don’t really have a favourite...they all offer different textures and colours. I do think the Valais Blacknose is the cutest looking sheep though!
Is there anything you would like to see on the WOW website?
Not really. I think it pretty much covers everything.
Is there anything else that you would like WOW to sell?
I can’t think of anything that I haven’t been able to get so far, so no, not really!
Do you have a top tip for your fellow crafters?
As a needle felter I know how long it can take to make something... All I would say is that it takes practice, patience and perseverance. I really feel that if you want to be good at something then you will but it doesn’t happen overnight. All professionals started out as beginners once upon a time!
Tell us a bit more about yourself
My love of all things whimsical and magical are influenced by various artists but I just love Brian Froud , Tim Burton, and the late Jill Barkley ( Brambly Hedge) so my work will quite often have a smattering of their influence about them.
I’m a stay at home mum and carer to my son who is Autistic.
I love walking my 3 rescue dogs through the countryside...it’s when I get my best ideas!
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