broadening the scope
since i've started hanging out at glitter and signed up for a handbag class at pr it looks like i might be heading down the slippery slope to fibre arts :eek: it makes sense to me to still keep everything in the same place, but it looks like it won't be just making for madam for long (unless she reveals a hitherto undisclosed need for couture handbags :D).
on the search for class materials i found there was bugger all chance i'll be paying Â£36/m for wool felt so i'm on the track of instructions for felting woollen wovens and knits. turns out this process is known as fulling, not felting as elucidated here (magnifying glass at the ready...). fuzzygalore also has a blog that has its fair share of sewing too.