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Retro, Cute, Funky, Vintage creations, hand felted using local wool

Emma Bevan first began making felt during her chemotherapy treatments. She was used to working in the medium of photography but her illness meant she could not get out and about as much as she was used to. She was bored at home and wanted to have something creative to do when she wasn’t sleepy from treatments.

Emma began attending Usk House Hospice in Brecon, part of the St David’s Foundation charity, where they provide support and free holistic therapies for cancer patients and their carers. One day, whilst waiting for her reflexology session, Emma attended a craft session which first sparked her interest in felting. From there she began making items to give to family and friends, and was soon approached by a friend with a craft shop who wanted to stock her crafted items to sell. After experimenting with a craft stall and selling out of stock, FfolkyFfelt was born.

ffolky-ffeltThese days Emma supplies her felted craft to Beacons Crafts in Brecon, and Cuddle & Cwtch in Abergavenny. She also sells at various craft fairs and markets.

Between January and March, Emma donated 10% of her sales to Llamau – a charity she works for, which supports homeless young people and vulnerable women in Wales. From March she will be donating 10% of her sales to Usk House Hospice in order to repay all their kindness and support, and to support their work in general.

Emma is now thrilled to be in complete remission and delighted to be working so creatively again. She says her three gorgeous daughters – Megan, Bronwen and Deri are a constant source of inspiration to her.

You can purchase Emma’s work online from Etsy: and she accepts bespoke commissions as well.

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