The Home of Fabulous Needle Felting Kits ......

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   Welcome to Frankie and Sidney 'The Home Of Fabulous Felting'.

Why Frankie and Sidney you ask? Whilst developing her first kits Mandy came upon with the two characters Frankie and Sidney and the name of the business was born.

   Which one is Frankie and which is Sidney? Non gender specific names and characters means nobody knows. What are your thoughts?

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   Whether you are an experienced crafter or just dipping your toe then we have something for you to enjoy. Here at Frankie and Sidney we design unique and unusual needle felting kits. Our kits are full to bursting with great quality components. You can be certain that you will receive your order promptly, and packed with love. 

   Why not take advantage of our gift wrap option for that extra bit of luxury. Our kits make the perfect gifts for would-be hobbyists. They’re loads of fun to complete and can help those with busy lives and minds to slow down and enjoy the moment. 

   Many of Frankie and Sidney’s designs can be made in around an hour or two and each kit contains step-by-step instructions and photographs to guide the crafter. Everything you need to make the finished item is included in the kit, no extras to buy, except for a frame to suit your decor at home.

   An inexpensive and fun way to de-stress and relax, whilst producing something pleasing and unique.

   In 2016 Mandy McLoughlin, Frankie and Sidney’s founder, took to travelling around the nation with her trusty campervan, which she affectionately calls ‘Pegi’.

   Whilst on the road, she wanted a hobby that wouldn’t take hours to complete, that was easily portable, fun to do, and which wouldn’t take up a lot of space within Pegi. Needle-felting was the craft she turned to, as husband Mick wouldn't let her take the sewing machine.

   She taught herself various needle-felting techniques and continued to master the craft as she travelled. When friends and family and those she met saw what she’d created they wanted her to share her skills. 

   With a long-held passion for design, Mandy saw a gap in the market to design her own needle-felting kits and she set about putting her own spin on the common or garden kits typically found in craft shops. The response she had saw her, six months later, launching her brand, Frankie and Sidney and putting all her energy and enthusiasm into the venture.
   Mandy enjoys sharing her love of needle felting with others and showing them just how easy and fun it is to do. She holds regular needle-felting workshops and events in a bid to introduce the craft to a much wider audience.

   Mandy also appears regularly on Create and Craft TV shopping channel.