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About Woolly Doodles

Woolly Doodles felted art is made with blood, sweat and tears…mainly from all the stabbing into the wool and sometimes my fingers. On this website you will see all kinds of wool art, workshops where you can learn to needle felt, get some good woolly info and buy a Woolly Doodle of your own.

My name is Cathy Disbrow and I’m a fiber artist and teacher working in the craft of needle felting and wet felting. The goal of felting is to connect wool fibers together to create something out of nothing – a pin, a figure, a 2-D felted portrait, or a piece of functional art. All my creations are uniquely handmade with lots of energy, sweat, and love.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) and my workshops
update April 1, 2020

On March 30, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all non-essential workplaces in Ontario for a minimum of 14 days starting on March 31, 2020. This means all workshops scheduled for Spring 2020 are officially postponed or canceled. If you are signed up for any of my workshops during this time, the location will contact you to discuss their next steps regarding the workshop you registered for.

I will continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide updates. For more information on the virus and other important details, please visit the Government of Canada Public Health website.

Thank you, Cathy

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  • This cute ram loves his veggies. Mmmmmm...broccoli.

#needlefelt #needlefelted #handmade #fiberart #fiberartist #woolart #localwool #hamiltonfibremarket2020 #hamiltonfibremarket #sheep #sheeplove #sheepofinstagram #lamb #lambs #rams #ram #lambsofinstagram #sheepart #sheepworld #sheeplife #sheeplover #broccoli
  • I had a great chat with Amanda at @hamiltonfibreforge as part of their Live Vendor Spotlight series. Click on their Insta profile photo to watch the Live video. It's only available until noon on April 2. I tried to save it but it's no use; Insta doesn't like to let us do this. Once it's gone, it's gone.

#needlefelt #needlefelted #handmade #fiberart #fiberartist #woolart #localwool #hamiltonfibremarket2020 #hamiltonfibremarket #hamiltonfibrescape #cottonfactory #HamOntMakers #HandmadeInHamilton
  • On Wed April 1 at Noon, I'm chatting with @hamiltonfibreforge as part of their Instagram Live Vendor Spotlight series. Click on their Insta profile photo to watch the Live video. The video will be available for 24 hours if you can't watch at noon. There's no April fools here - this is for real!

#needlefelt #needlefelted #handmade #fiberart #fiberartist #woolart #localwool #hamiltonfibremarket2020 #hamiltonfibremarket #hamiltonfibrescape #cottonfactory #HamOntMakers #HandmadeInHamilton
  • I had so much fun needle felting a chick, I made another one! I used hand-dyed sheep wool from @fibrecraft.ca, a Canadian online store where I buy a lot of wool and supplies. Not as floofy, but I really love the coloring.

#needlefelt #chick #needlefelted #babychicken #woolart #fiberart #felted #chicken #EasterChick #peeps #babyanimals #feltart #fibreart #woollygoodness #HamiltonFibreMarket
  • If you're looking for something to do to keep your mind occupied during the self-isolation, I have Sheep Puff and Barn Owl kits for sale. 
If you live in the Burlington area, you can pay me through e-transfer and pick up your kit at my house. I will leave the kits on my porch or by the garage during the time frame you tell me you’ll get here. If you live too far away and tell me where you live, I’ll let you know the shipping cost. I have a few options based on what supplies you have.

If you have wool and tools at home and want the 4-page PDF instructions only, they are $12 each. 
Sheep Puff: Full kit $35; Kit no pad $30; Kit no pad or needles $25

Barn Owl: Full kit $30; Kit no pad $25; Kit no pad or needles $20

Direct Message me if interested.

#needlefelt #DIY #needlefeltkit #needlefelted #owl #sheep #sheeplove #sheeplife #barnowl #owls #owlkit #owlart #sheepart
  • This week's @sarafinafiberart Needle Felt Together was a chick. Again, I used an armature to create the base shape then created wool pieces to sculpt the face.

#needlefelt #chick #needlefelted #babychicken #woolart #fiberart #felted #chicken #EasterChick #peeps #babyanimals #feltart #fibreart #woollygoodness #HamiltonFibreMarket
  • I've been having a hard time finding my new routine and needle felting has been hard to do while I deal with other biz related things because of the virus. Here are some cute tiny dogs & cats I made a few years ago. They make me smile and I hope they make you smile too. 😁
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#needlefelt #woolart #fiberart #needlefelted #cats #dogs #catart #dogart #cat #dog #minicat #minidog #fibreart #petart #hamiltonfibremarket
  • To all my students. I've promised you at one time or another to show you Frank. Frank was the first needle felt project I made on my own back in 2014. The second photo is what Frank was supposed to look like. But I was a beginner and he turned out with a giant head and loose wool around the armature wire. .
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I'm now a professional needle felter and want to share Frank because we are all beginners at some point in our lives. I did not let my first experience  discourage me from continuing to need felt, which I love doing. Just because Frank didn't look like the photo doesn't mean he is a failed project. I  learn from each experience and challenge myself to keep trying so I can build on my technique. We all are creative and see the world differently which makes us unique. Remember, our projects will all look different from the original and each others.

#needlefelt #needlefeltTeacher #needlefelted #fox #youcandoit
  • As part of @sarafinafiberart first online felt together, we made armature wire Basket Bunnies with an alpaca wool coat. I needle felted mine using 100% wool from fibre farms in Southern Ontario. 
#needlefelt #needlefelted #handmade #fiberart #fiberartist #woolart #localwool #hamiltonfibremarket2020 #hamiltonfibremarket #hamiltonfibrescape #cottonfactory #HamOntMakers #HandmadeInHamilton #bunny #rabbit #bunnyrabbit #bunnylove #rabbitsworldwide #bunniesworldwide #bunnyart #bunnieslove @hamiltonfibreforge