Why

Everybody has a reason for what they do in life, and here at EFT, we are no different. This is Nikki’s ‘Why’. I was recently at a business group and somebody asked me why I do what I do. Why it matters so much to me. What is my ‘Why’? This lady, another very epic Wendy, was so taken with what I said that she wrote it down: “I really believe in the power of engaging in the creative process to overcome and tackle hardships in your life.” Nobody has an ‘easy’ life. We all have different challenges to deal[…]Read More

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The Felty Team

So, who is the wool-obsessed group behind Ewe Felty Thing? Nikki Small – Nikki is our founder. She is a knitwear designer and dyer and general wool-obsessed person. Despite having a couple of chronic illnesses to contend with, she is always ready with another idea or a new design and believes in the power of art and crafts to heal and help. Wendy Collins – Wendy is Nikki’s right-hand woman. She keeps all of the behind-the-scenes stuff working and makes sure that EFT runs smoothly. Wendy is our crochet queen and has a beautiful shawl (and some ace leggings!) for[…]Read More

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Where It All Began…

Hello! Ok, so I know that so far this blog has been sporadic at best, but I think the time has come to actually make something of it! So, where shall we start? Let’s go from the very beginning. I hear that it is a very good place to start! Ewe Felty Thing began in 2017 when I (Nikki) started dyeing yarns. I had been knitting, crocheting, felting, and spinning for many years by then, and dyeing seemed to be the next logical thing to add to my wool obsession. I had a small amount of shelf space in a[…]Read More

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Crafting with Chronic Illness

by Nikki Small Many of you will know that I suffer with ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy). This is a chronic illness which I’ve had for over 20 years now and affects my day-to-day life in many ways. I am not the only one. There are millions of people all over the world who suffer with different chronic illnesses which affect how they live their lives and for many of us, our crafting has become a huge part of how we cope with that. My journey with crafting started in my teens. I learnt to knit, and then crochet, and then gradually[…]Read More

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