​I began stitching as a teenager,  greatly encouraged by my GCSE textile tutor. I continued to stitch and explore different techniques. Then in 1996 I commenced a City & Guilds course in creative embroidery and textiles, pushing the boundaries of art and stitching.

 

Four textile art forms I really enjoyed to experiment with were Hand Embroidery, Fabric Dyeing, Felting and Machine Embroidery, I have spent several years researching and developing these techniques, and now often combine them  in my pieces of work.  

 

About 6  years ago I was approached by friends

who asked whether I could teach them? With their encouragement, I started teaching them how to felt, dye fabrics and stitch and soon friends of friends wanted to come along.

 

At the same time, I was approached and asked whether I sold any of my pieces?

 

There seemed to be a real desire for creative and relaxing workshops using felt and embroidery techniques to create unique, handcrafted artistic pieces.

 

Therefore, in 2013, further to my City & Guilds qualification, I studied an NCFE Level 3 in Fibrecraft. 

 

And that's how Felt Sew Somerset began.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracey Bartlett is a dedicated felt and textile artist, creating unique handcrafted art pieces. Specialising in wearables, gifts and items for the home. She is constantly explorig new designs and different techniques in the development of her work. 

Tracey is also skilled in various dying and embroidery techniques, both hand and machine, she often combines these skills within her work.

Tracey has a desire to pass on her skills to others and finds teaching small groups extremely rewarding. 

Please contact her for more information.

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