Kerry Thomas ~ Fulraw Fibrecrafts

I discovered the world of needle-felting (or did it find me?!) in late August 2014, admiring the 2D and 3D works on show at a gallery in Kirkcudbright. My husband persuaded me to buy a kit to have a go myself, and it all took off from there. My first picture sold in March 2015 and I have since enjoyed being part of 10 gallery exhibitions, and had work on display in a gallery on Islay. I love discovering new processes to add to my needle-felted pictures; free motion machine embroidery, appliqué, wet-felted elements, and using an embellisher machine, etc. I frame almost all of my own work and enjoy seeing the pictures develop from all the starting pieces through to being hung on a wall. I work from home which fits in well with my other hobby of photographing the wildlife that visits our garden. In the summer of 2016 I took on a new venture in a commission piece for a wet-felted wall-hanging landscape with sheep, using wool from their own sheep to create them; its finished size was 56″ x 28″. It never ceases to amaze me just how versatile wool can be, and how very important the domestication of sheep was in the development of human culture as a whole.

Shepherd’s Cottage by the Lochan

Evening Heathland


Darkening Woodland

Sylvan Path

Autumn Grazing in the Glen


Indian Summer Dawn

Tangor Ocean

Spring Snow

Golden Moon Over the Valley



  • Toby Lowery says:

    Beautiful work. Do you have classes?

    • Kerry Thomas says:

      Hi Toby, thank you for your query. I do hold workshops from time to time although I haven’t any organised just yet – I intend to hold the next one in October or November, though not during any school holidays. If you email me at I can put you on a mailing list to let you know when the next workshops are. These are suitable for beginners or those who have made needle-felted pictures before, and 16 years+ and there are usually 6-10 people on the day. Feel free to ask if you want more information.
      Best wishes,

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