Thursday, April 18, 2013


As I have continued to work with home dyed felt and wool, I have made a thatched cottage.  This sort of house has captured my imagination for most of my adult life!  Years ago I was doing welcome signs and plaques with thatched cottages and dreamed of a countryside home in this style.  So even now, I still find my romantic notions about these quaint dwellings and am sure there will be more. Figuring out the construction of the house is always a little challenging the first time. Also, access for play beyond the front door. This one allows getting into the house by the back side of the roof being only buttoned down.  I am including some construction pictures as well.

This shows the little half door open,  The Wild Peony Gnome is inside opening the door for a Willodel Wren who has come to visit.  The lovely play mat was made at the same time as the house, with home dyed wool, featuring the Romney wool dyed in greens with it's lovely texture. 
This shows the house as I figured  out how to make it. There is a lot of hand sewing involved and the house covering goes on last.
This shows the open roof in the back.
The front view with the door closed
A side view with the "see through" window and curly wool vegetation. 

All are enjoying the visit to the little cottage by the mossy meadow!


  1. Thank you so much for stopping by Becca!

  2. I think it is so darling! I love the idea with the button on the roof. Well done, Lucinda!

  3. Hi Ulla--- Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by :)

  4. Hallo Lucinda,
    this Cottage is so sweet. It looks really inviting to play with. A wounderful work. I love it.
    Lovely yours

  5. Hi! Do you take commissions? I am in love with this cottage and a simple flower felt play mat you made. How can I contact you?

  6. Hi Kristen!
    Thank you for contacting me :-)
    My email is on the home page, it is "".
    I no longer make the needle felt houses and play mats. Even though I love doing them because needle felt is so creative and loved dying the wool~ Over time I slowly realized that the hours and hours it took to make these one of a kind creations could not be sold for the hours of work put into them with any profit at all. I have left the posts up with the intent to inspire others for their own projects. I hope you can understand this.
    best regards, Lucinda