Needle felting is a really versatile discipline, and working in wool and textiles means that Joan's artwork can have a realism that is unachievable in any other 2 dimensional medium. Have your favourite pet or animal captured using their own fleece/fur where possible to produce a one off image that will never be repeated. Whether it's 2D or 3D work, most things are achievable with needle felting, and in combination with other materials, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps you have a favourite scene or need something to coordinate with a specific colour scheme? Why not commission Joan to make something special for you, or learn a new hobby yourself and come to a needle felting workshop? Take a look at some previous projects, and do get in touch to bring your project to life.
Joan is pleased to be able to offer needle felting supplies for purchase as well as an exclusive range of texture packs and yarns.
Being a Christian herself, Joan has worked on many images that have been 'God inspired', and looks forward to working with you in bringing your favourite verse or image into life as an artwork. Whether it be a wire sculpture, wall hanging, wall art with a Christian theme, or anything else, feel free to get in touch and see whether she can work with you to achieve your aim.
Let Joan capture your pet or favourite animal for life in a realistic portrait in pastel, watercolour pencil, or in 2 or 3 dimensional needle felting using the animal's own fur/fleece wherever possible. Prices start from £80 for an unframed head portrait in pastel.
Joan has worked in silver for over 15yrs, and enjoys working on commissions and individual pieces that stand the test of time. She especially likes making silver crosses and will work closely to design and make one that reflects your individual taste, character and purposes, whether it be for a gift or you personally. If you can't find what you are looking for in the shops, get in touch to see if it's possible without any obligation to buy.
Joan makes a range of bespoke jewellery using individually hand crafted beads and up-cycled jewellery. She can incorporate existing jewellery and re-vamp it to fit with your chosen outfit, or colour scheme, or design and make something completely from scratch making it a unique item that can't be found anywhere else and is made especially for you. If you are planning a wedding and want something different, contact Joan to discuss your needs, and she'll be happy to work with you and create something for your special day.
Words are so powerful. They can hurt or heal. Why not give a word pebble to inspire and bless, or transform a space with a word on your wall. Perhaps you have a favourite poem, phrase or verse? Joan can hand write it and illustrate it to make a unique piece to bless and inspire you daily.
Music is a big part of Joan's life, and she has sung and played the guitar for over 30yrs. She is a worship leader at Brixington Community Church and regularly entertains in local nursing homes and events.
No Room For Fear is an acoustic CD album written, performed and produced by Joan in direct response to a vision that she had about 5yrs ago to expand arts and crafts activities for the learning disabled. Having worked for a Christian charity organizing and enabling arts and crafts activities with young adults with learning disabilities for over 5yrs, the cause is close to Joan's heart as she has witnessed first hand how confidence and concentration levels are increased through creativity.
Albums are £10 each + p&p(£1), and include a lyric booklet, or £8 + p&p(£1) on their own. All proceeds from the CD go to raising funds.
Please get in touch if you are interested in stocking or purchasing No Room For Fear , and help a great cause. Take a look at some of the beautiful things that Joan has enabled people to make over the 5yrs she has worked with them.