Meet the Maker: Ruth Packham – Needle Felter

Meet the Maker: Ruth Packham – Needle Felter

“Wool is a wonder, it can be wet and shrunk and used as a drawing material and moulded and sculpted, it is complex in its varieties and did you know, it has a memory!?” – Ruth Ruth Packham – Needle Felter Ruth runs two courses with Make it in...
What we do and why we do it

What we do and why we do it

March is a big month for us as we’re celebrating our 3rd birthday! This has got us reflecting on the past few years; how we’ve developed, what we’ve changed and crucially, what we haven’t changed. One thing has always, and will always, stay the...
Will Suiter – Upholstery

Will Suiter – Upholstery

Will makes thoughtfully designed items out of leather and waxed cotton canvas. He uses a simple colour scheme inspired by the original state of the materials and influenced by British heritage craft. Will uses traditional hand cutting techniques when working with...
The first MiiW Hen Do!

The first MiiW Hen Do!

For our first MiiW Hen Do, we had the pleasure of hosting 19 lovely hens for a day of relaxed crafting in beautiful surroundings. They carved silver rings from jewellers wax in the morning and sewed beautiful bunting in the afternoon, with a wholesome home-cooked...
We’re thinking ahead to Summer…

We’re thinking ahead to Summer…

When you think of Summertime, perhaps west Wales is not the first destination that comes to mind, but in fact, our small part of the world offers a tremendous beauty that, we believe, has its own unique character.  After you’ve read a little bit about the...
Studio visit to designer Angela Pitcher-Dowdell

Studio visit to designer Angela Pitcher-Dowdell

Another studio visit for me last week, to our newest tutor, Angela Pitcher-Dowdell. Angela specialises in pattern cutting and dressmaking. She is also a fabulous designer! Angela ran our Welsh tweed coat making course in October and will be back doing the same in...