How to hang your wool wall hanging perfectly

To keep your wool and linen wall hanging looking its best, a bit of of care is needed. Care for your wall hanging Iron the background Transport may cause wrinkles in the linen and flatten the wool. You can iron the linen on an ironing board or lay the wall hanging flat on the ground.… continue reading

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Felting, an ancient craft, connects you to the earth

Wet felting The technique I use for making the Halona wool wall hangings is called felting. Felting can be dry or wet. For large surfaces, such as the woolen wall hangings, use wet felting The felting process Wet felting is a technique with which you can make a piece of fabric, or in this case… continue reading

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Vachtvilten beschrijving

Deze beschrijving voor het maken van een vacht van vilt, of zoals ik ze noem ‘vegetarische vacht’ is bedoeld voor de mensen die een ooit een workshop bij mij volgde en thuis nogmaals een vacht willen vilten aan de hand van een gekocht vilt pakket bij mij. Benodigdheden Onderstaande benodigdheden zitten niet bij het vilt… continue reading

Nature grazing; a richer natural life by sheeps

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Nature grazing Natural grazing, a sustainable and eco-friendly practice, involves allowing a flock of sheep to graze in nature reserves. This method serves as an alternative to damaging nature through practices like mowing, sodding, and fertilizing. Sheep can access areas that are less reachable by machines or humans. Commonly utilized in heathlands, forest edges, and… continue reading

Local sheep wool, sustainable and authentic: discover its origins

The wool for my wall hangings comes exclusively from Dutch sheep, specifically from the region around Soest, where I live. Knowing and seeing the source of my materials ensures that my products are honest and valuable. A few of these addresses: Ester, shepherd Ester Floor of Schaapskudde Utrechtse Heuvelrug, under Floor Landschapsbeheer, manages approximately 250… continue reading

Halona seen in the media

Media Babette has appeared in various media in recent years; magazines, TV programs and newspaper articles. Below are a few mentioned. Television VT wonen, weer verliefd op je huis17 september 2023 met Kees Tol en Marianne Luning Television Kro; Binnenste Buiten Magazine Seasons Magazine Buitenleven Magazine VT wonen STIJLVOL WONEN MAGAZINE Photos: Studio Muk NEWSPAPER… continue reading

Made on request; a wall hanging special for you

I create custom wall hangings based on previous designs or in the sizes that fit your space. Each piece is unique due to the natural variations in wool and the felting process. I can also craft a completely new design based on your ideas. Background material I work with different background materials, or a combination… continue reading

The downside; why wool is not the best choice

Wool presents two facets: it can be a responsible choice or entail unethical practices, depending on its origin. Wool is not always a good idea, as 80% of the wool for fashion and interior comes from Australia, where large scale sheep farming prioritizes profit over animal welfare, anything except natural and friendly. The price of… continue reading

Improve your acoustics in a warm atmosphere

Poor acoustics often mean that a room reverberates too much. Too much reverberation creates a restless sound environment and creates a hard, chilly atmosphere. Poor acoustics Some rooms suffer more from poor acoustics than others. It has to do with the size of the room and the materials that are there. Some objects such as… continue reading

Mulesing; a painful price for cheap wool

Merino wool is a very fine wool fiber which makes the wool soft to the touch, a favorite in the textile sector. Merino wool comes from Australia. The rules are less strict in the field of animal welfare than in the Netherlands and therefore cheaper to keep sheep. The Merino sheep was bred in Australia… continue reading

Wool; so fantastic and can save the world

The secret of wool is the structure, when you look at a wool hair under the microscope you can see scales along the hair. This allows wool to felt (see this article on the explanation of felting) and insulate extremely well; air gets stuck between the scales and forms a ‘windbreak’. This air barrier also… continue reading