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PASSION FOR FELT MAKING PAYS OFF FOR MICHELLE


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local lady driven by her creative passion has become an expert in felt making and


creating beautiful items of clothing and accessories and is now sharing her passion with children in interactive school workshops. Michelle Dibdin, of Hamilton Road, had a


successful business career for 20 years prior to taking time out to start a family. An everyday conversation with her mum led to them both signing up for a one-day course to learn more about felt and how it is made. “I really loved the course and I was eager to


learn more so I enrolled on a City & Guilds course at the International Design Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon,” Michelle told My Abbots News. “It is amazing how the felt is made out of wool,


whether it be merino or cashmere. We also learnt about dying fibres and how to make a variety of items, including scarves and felt accessories such as brooches.” Michelle‟s passion made her eager to share her


Michelle (right) worked with children at Shenley Primary School to make monsters out of felt.


enjoyment and knowledge of the versatile material with other people, and through the KS2 Co-ordinator Teresa Claridge at Shenley Primary School, Michelle ran a three-day workshop at the school. “The children‟s school theme was monsters so


we incorporated that into the workshop. They designed their items on paper and then made them out of felt,” Michelle said. “The teachers said it was amazing how


involved the children became, and all of them were absorbed by the activity. It has made me want to try workshops in more local schools.” If you would like to find out more about


Michelle‟s felt making, or are interested in discussing a workshop at a local school, visit her website at www.michelledibdin.com or email Michelle at info@michelledibdin.com


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