Welcome! My name is Eve Marshall and I am a full-time artisan and teacher.
I am based in Aslackby, Sleaford in Southern Lincolnshire. I have enjoyed creating and exploring different art materials my whole life. I have mainly worked as an early years teacher and I love exploring art with children. Now I spend my time teaching people of all different ages and abilities.
I was born in Britain and moved to the US when I was six. In November 2009 I moved back to England and am now starting my life again in Lincolnshire. I work full time as a crafts teacher and put classes on in my local village hall, Stamford Arts Centre, Paint a Pot in Bourne, for local W.I.s, at Revival Lincolnshire and teach private classes.
I started needle felting about 10 years ago when I was creating these large wall hangings of ocean life and sea creatures. They were done in the applique style of sewing and I was getting sick of threading the needles and attaching the felt pieces. I read about felting online and bought myself a book and a kit. I started off by making two little mice and continued using the techniques for wall hangings.
When I moved to England I was surrounded by sheep and decided to start playing with the fibres that I got from the farmers in my village. They felted easily and the more I played the more I got hooked. I taught a group of people in my village how to make a tree bag and I got such a good response from it that I decided to pursue it as a career. I now teach reguarly in Stamford, Lincoln, and Aslackby. I am currently selling my creations at Things British in Carnaby Street in London, Buttercross House in Oakham, Revival Lincolnshire, Art in the Heart in Peterborough and online.
For the last 3 years I have been working as a full time craftsperson and teacher working my way around Lincolnshire teaching felting and other crafts to large and small groups. Read more about My Classes.
Some of the photos on this site have been taken by Frank Emmonds, who is a very talented photographer in Aslackby.