Discipline: Felted textiles and coiled baskets
Nancy Shafee trained at St Martin’s School of Art (now called Central St Martins) where she studied fabric design and children’s fashion, subsequently working in both the UK and Finland. After careers in public relations, marketing and publishing, she has returned to her love of crafting and makes personal accessories and decorative items for the home in handmade felt and upcycled/vintage fabrics, all sold under the trading name of flights of fantasy. She also teaches feltmaking and coiled fabric basket making.
Commissions are welcome, from the smallest flower brooch to a bouquet for a wedding, and baskets can be made from customers’ own fabrics or in their own choice of colours.
Nancy has a licence with The Royal British Legion to produce handmade felt poppies, a percentage of the income going to support the charity. As well as her membership of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, she is a member of the International Feltmakers Association, SAOS and Professional Guild of Crafters, and supports The Campaign for Wool.
Other information, galleries/retail outlets
Workshops are run regularly in West Horsley and at The Crafting Place at Smithbrook Kilns near Cranleigh and are often listed on www.craftcourses.com. If a scheduled class does not suit, you can contact Nancy to arrange your own date and time. Nancy also travels to customers’ own homes, workplaces, schools or to clubs and and can arrange classes to suit different time constraints.
Her work is available from The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen gallery in Milford, from small gift outlets and selected websites including http://en.dawanda.com/shop/flights-of-fantasy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/shops/FlightsOfFantasyGB and https://folksy.com/shops/shafeenan.
Events for 2017 will be added when finalised.
Tel: 01483 282471
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/fantasiesinflight
Address: West Horsley KT24 6JQ