nellie and eve

Helen Hickman

“Welsh wool...hand spun, plant dyed, woven by hand on a hill in sw Wales UK”

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About nellie and eve

nellie and eve

Welsh Wool...hand spun plant dyed woven...naturally...made by hand on a hill in sw Wales UK

Welcome to 'nellie and eve'

Coming from a long line of creative women, seamstress's, embroiderers and home makers, 'nellie and eve' is named after my grandmothers.

Based on a hill in rural Carmarthenshire, south west Wales UK, the products you find here are all made by hand in my workshop and reflect my love of a homespun lifestyle.

I use locally sourced fleeces, usually from the sheep that happily graze the fields surrounding my workshop, which I wash and prepare by hand from their raw state through to the finished item. The production of each piece uses a traditional spinning wheel to spin yarn, a loom to weave, an old Singer sewing machine or a simple crochet hook.

When colour is required I use plants to create natural tones for my dyed fibres and yarns, collected from the garden and hedgerows or from the pantry cupboard.

Hand spun, plant dyed or woven Welsh wool, each piece is hand crafted with care. Local, sustainable, natural.

I run regular workshops and classes in crochet and weaving and you can find me demonstrating my craft at events around the country. Click on events for more information.

Best wishes

Helen Hickman

Please note: Some images on this site are reproduced by kind permission of photographer Yeshen Venema and stylist Hilary Lowe, following a photo shoot of my products on location at The Welsh House.