Monday 6 January 2014

Spotlight Post - AngeLab Handmade Designs

AngeLab Handmade Designs (Angelab5705)
Fabulous felted scarves, sassy jewellery, bags and homewares

My name is Angela and I am a feltmaker and fibre artist. 
I am thrilled to have created a very small business out of my passion. 

 Blue handbag purse - Hand nuno felted linen and wool in blue white turquoise navy ...OOAK Art to Wear

I left university after studying fashion design and production technology. 
My course had also equipped me with business and people management skills 
and rather than following my heart, I drifted into a “sensible” career in Human Resources.  
For a while working my way up the ladder was satisfying but around eight years ago, 
my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, and I took a look at my life 
and began to wonder how I had ended up with a career which although successful and stable, 
didn’t really use my creative abilities.  
I began to realise that I only had one life to live and if i didn’t take my opportunities to change things,
 I could easily see myself retiring without ever having tested my creative mettle. 
I realised it was now or never.......

White purple pink grey  wrap shawl - Nuno & shibori felted wool - unique lagenlook style - Art to Wear OOAK

 I had discovered felting and its creative possibilities many years earlier 
and although it was one of my passions, 
I had never really had the time to  invest in it as anything more than a hobby.
 I made the time to felt scarves and offer them for sale on ebay.  
I was delighted when they started to sell, and with the lovely feedback people left me. 
My customers came not only from the UK, but from Europe, USA and Australia.  
I got a great “kick” from thinking of my creations being worn around the globe.

 Felted merino wool scarflette neck warmer scarf in Red & Brown

I decided to give up my day job and  
I took great pleasure in exploring what else I could do with this fantastic medium of felted wool.  
Soon I was making jewellery, bags and homewares.  

Chunky lagenlook green red necklace collar  -  hand felted wool ......Art to Wear

A little while later I set up my etsy shop, 
and before I knew it I had several regular customers who came back time and again, 
commissioning bespoke pieces or requesting pieces i had in my shop in a different colour palette.

FINAL SALE REDUCTION - Bangle -chunky felted & beaded merino wool bracelet cuff - green brown deep red

 All of my pieces are bold, quirky and individualistic, 
ranging from felted wool & silk wraps to clothing, jewellery, felted vessels, cushions and bags. 
My work is characterised by exciting textures and interesting colour palettes, 
inspired by the world around me – sunsets, landscapes and organic natural shapes.  

Felted wool flower brooch pin corsage - orange deep red -autumn fall tones - Gift For Her OOAK, Art To Wear

I make each piece with utmost care, quirky creativity and always using the finest materials, 
so I can be sure people will be thrilled when they receive one of my pieces.  
On my Facebook page -  - 
you can see behind the scenes of my work - how pieces are created and work in progress.

Felted wool heart brooch / shawl pin - brown orange gold Autumn tones lagenlook -  gift for her

My shop is stocked full to the rafters with fabulous felted pieces that i hope you will enjoy.  
I am constantly creating, so the stock is always changing.  
I love working with people to create the perfect piece for their outfit,  
so if you cannot see what you are looking for, It is perfectly possible to build up a design together, 
and it can be made especially for you at a similar price to my ready  made pieces. 

Purple and Green felted wool bag purse handbag with felted flower emblem & bamboo handles...Art to Wear

Do have a browse -  
or contact me directly on

Wow thanks Angela!
I love your use of colour to make so many inspirational designs!
I can't pick a favorite there are so many.
I hope you check out Angela's sites and all her fantastic designs.


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