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Written on November 6, 2013 at 6:46 am

I’m really excited about our latest craft adventure – decopatch. What is decopatch? Decopatch is a decorative fab and funky papercraft, similar to papier mache but much prettier! The modern twist on decoupage, it breathes life into objects using a special paper and glue-varnish. Decopatch looks amazing on card, metal, wood, plastic and glass. It’s  Continue Reading »


What’s New on the Farm

Written on September 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

It’s been an incredibly busy summer and I have so much I want to share with you – it’s difficult to know where to start! We have spent time creating a new sister website – www.herbal-crafts.co.uk which promote the herbal side of what we do on our little farm. In addition to our natural dyes  Continue Reading »


Group Visit letter

Written on June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Last week I gave a group of ladies a tour around my studio and farm and I received a letter from their organiser today and I thought I would share this with you. Dear Jean, Following last Wednesdays visit to your studio and farm by the St. Peter’s Ladies Group, Brandon, I am writing to say  Continue Reading »



Written on May 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

The Kid’s club have been having great fun working on several different craft activities over the past few weeks including felting a lovely wall hanging. After some discussion it was decided to make a felted picture showing some of our lovely alpacas – especially as we were going to use their fibre to make the  Continue Reading »


Kid’s Club make Felt Balls

Written on February 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

Today the Kid’s Club had a great time making felt balls. During the workshop the children learnt how to wet felt around a small soft ball. They also learnt how to nuno felt to add more interest to the project. We began by covering the work surfaces with solar pool covering to provide the textured  Continue Reading »



Written on January 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

Jean Beales was born in the UK. She is a qualified Montessori teacher. She has run her own nursery school and Kid’s Club in Suffolk for 30 years with over 230 children on the register. Attached to her school is her 12 acre “farm” which is the schools outdoor classroom where she endeavours to provide  Continue Reading »


Welcome to our new website!

Written on December 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

Welcome to our new look website. We hope you will find this an easy site to navigate and purchase your natural dyes and fibres and related products. Whether you are a parent who wants to give their children an opportunity to learn traditional crafts, or if you are an adult seeking information and skills on  Continue Reading »