Welcome to Heart Felt Creations, Bathurst, South Africa!
Home of unique artisan, handcrafted felt products made from natural and recycled fibres including merino wool, alpaca, silk, cashmere, recycled Sari silk, angora rabbit, linen and cotton as well as funky fibers like soyabean and bamboo.
Visit us at the Engage Art Centre on Kowie Road in the heart of the lovely village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where you can also find fine locally roasted coffee and home-made Italian style ice-cream at the Lucky Bean Cafe. You may find us at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival on the Village Green, or find us on Facebook.
In a context where the majority of South Africa’s good quality merino wool is bought from farmers, processed in a few factories and then exported to Europe or elsewhere; we are attempting to reconnect people with this amazing natural fibre and empower them to produce their own yarns, garments and other practical art. In the process, we hope to support local economies, linking producers crafts’ people and customers; and to enhance appreciation for good craftmanship.
Our wide product range includes classic hat styles such as the Fedora, Cloche, Pork Pie and Bowler, as well as many styles of our own creation such as wild animal hats, spiky nuno felt pixie hats and sugar plum faerie hats. Even our traditional styles tend to have a funky edge to them, decorated with beautiful silk fibres, colour blends and finished with hand-crafted leather, silk or shweshwe fabric hat bands.
We also produce a range of luxury light scarves felted from the finest cashmere, alpaca and silk blends that we can get our hands on.
Our slipper range is popular, from the more subtle merino wool slip-ons or boots, finished with a leather sole; to the more wild and extravagant curled-toe pixie boots complete with bells. If you walk into our shop, we can do a tracing of your foot and custom make your slippers for you; then either fit them on you or courier them to your destination.
Check out our other pages to see what other products we are currently working on.
If you are interested in stocking our product please feel free to contact us.
Also available on request:
- Hand-spun wool
- Custom made garments
- Spinning and felt making workshops.
We hope that you enjoy the website and a big thank you for your support in our endeavors. Please feel free to offer feedback.