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Eva Leslie creates wonderful designs from just a fluff of wool. From angels to hares, each of her creations is unique. From her home near Pontyclun in South Wales, she also runs felting workshops for all abilities. We chatted to Eva about all things felt, and she told us why she wanted to sell through STDAVIDS.WALES. How did you begin felting? As I walked through a German library an Angel Needle Felting book fell off a shelf. I decided it was meant for me as I love Angels - I borrowed the book and my needle felting path began. What...

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Rachel is a Pembrokeshire photographer. Her breathtaking pictures of local wildlife and landscapes are printed onto all sorts of items sourced in Wales, from tea towels to key racks. She's also produced a 2019 Calendar this year, which is now available on STDAVIDS.WALES! We caught up with Rachel this week to learn a bit more about how she began her interest in photographer, and where she wants to go from here! How did you get into photography? I first started taking an interest in photography when my husband bought himself a good camera (A Canon 6D). John quickly found that...

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This week we've caught up with Lisa Smith of St Davids Yoga to talk all things, well, yoga in St Davids!   How did you get into yoga and what made you want to teach? I went to my first yoga class when our son was 6 weeks old because I was suffering with a big dose of what was then referred to as ‘baby-blues’. It’s only 19 years ago, but post-natal depression wasn’t talked about as it is now, but fortunately someone told me Yoga would help and when I got home from my first class, I clearly remember feeling different, better. I...

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Bluestone Brewing Co. is well and truly a home grown venture. Husband and wife, Simon and Kerry had been farming Tyriet Farm for 30 years when, in 2013, they made the decision with their daughter Amy to scale down the farm to make room for a micro brewery. Kerry still runs the farm, while Simon and Amy manage what is now, 5 years on, a thriving business employing 5 full time staff.     Bluestone beer couldn't be produced anywhere other than at Bluestone. The water that they use filters down from the core of the Preseli Mountains to a well on Tyriet Farm land...

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Katy is the woman behind Big Mommas Knits, the creator of some wonderful, vibrant knits and a Community Partner of STDAVIDS.WALES. Her creations are always bright and colourful - 'Anything to spread some happiness!' she says. She takes inspiration from anything around her that catches her eye. 'If I see anything I love I can't look away until I know what the stitch is so I can go away and put my own twist on it!' The sheep's wool she uses is all sourced in Wales, and knitted on her sofa after the kids have gone to bed, or in her...

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