Welcome to a world of luxurious fibre, wet felt, vibrant colours and endless amazing possibilities created with lots of love, wool and silk. A thirst to create something unique took me on a textile draped journey of designing and stitching clothes to freeform knitting and crochet and finally landed me in the magical world of felt making taking needle-felting and then wet felting classes with a multimedia artist Jane Frazer.
The felting process allows me to paint with wool. I am surrounded in my studio by vibrant colours of the softest merino wool, luxurious silk, viscose, bamboo fibre, cotton, starchy linen, baby alpaca, and many other interesting fibres and fabrics. Playing with these fibres and fabric allows me to create unusual and exciting textures. Using hand dyeing techniques allows me to indulge my art, blending and mixing a wide range of beautiful colours.
I am inspired by Mother-Nature, by vibrant fabrics, magnificent architecture and pictures painted by great artists. I carry a camera and a sketch book to gather ideas for my next project, whenever the muse strikes! My name is Lena Archbold, and I am a textile artist, a feltmaker who loves to create bespoke, one-off ‘wearable art’ garments.
I specialise in the design and creation of wearable, scarves, shawls and other accessories using different felting techniques. Nuno Felting is one of my favorite, which uses pure silk or cotton combined with finest merino wool and other fibres. This creates a bright gossamer of colours and shading that is a delight to wear.
I have been running various feltmaking workshops such as wet felted picture, nuno felting, botanical and eco printing one day workshops and few weeks courses.
Teaching Feltmaking, Sewing, Eco Printing, Various types of Dye;
Crochet & Knitting
Workshops, Classes and Courses
Teaching groups, one to one, helping GCSE students, children who work towards Duke Edinburgh Award
to gain practical skills.
Lena designs & creates using wet felting, various dye, botanical and eco printing techniques.