Welcome! My name is Eve Marshall and I am a full-time artisan felter and teacher.
I have been based in Aslackby, Sleaford in Southern Lincolnshire for the past 6 years. Previously I lived in the US for 23 years and have the accent to prove it. Although British born, I definitely don’t sound like I’m from ’round here. I began needle felting over 10 years ago and started teaching it when I moved back to the UK. I love working with wool because it is such a versatile medium. I create needle felted sculptures of animals, wet felted vases and bowls, framed felted artwork, beads, bags and so much more.
I teach regularly at Stamford Arts Centre, Art in the Heart Gallery in Peterborough and private classes in my own home. I also often get invited to WIs, schools, craft groups and other art centres to teach. Wet Felting classes are great for everybody and I have taught people from 2 years old to 102 and everyone in between. People of all abilities can create with wool. I design my classes and my methods of felting so that they are accessible to everyone and so that people are proud of what they are bringing home.
I have been featured in a couple magazines, sold and taught at the Country Living Fair in London and now I’ve started selling my unique felting kits on TV. I enjoy creating artwork for exhibitions and I have been part of both solo and group exhibitions in both the UK and abroad. The pieces I create to sell always incorporate nature, animals and flowers. I am inspired daily by the Lincolnshire countryside and enjoy creating quirky unique pieces out of wool.
I really enjoy collaborating with other artists and last year I taught people to make poppies for an amazing WWI commemoration project on Edith Cavell with Charron Pugsely-Hill. This year we are teaching more people to make poppies, watch this space to find out more.
For my exhibition in March 2016 at Stamford Arts Centre I collaborated with Shalini Austin to create some unique birds including this wacky Dodo which she created the face and feet for. Shalini and I have created a lot of pieces together after discovering that copper and wool work so nicely with each other.
I am one of the founders of ESC Artists and we annually curate exhibitions at Stamford Arts Centres including two pop-up shops and an exhibition. To escape the ordinary click here.
I will be on TV next on January 13th 2017 from 6 to7pm on Hochanda Freeview 85, freesat 817 & sky 663 or online www.hochanda.com