Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me


Portrait No 4 – Lynn, Extreme Felter and Woollen Creator

This week I got to meet the lovely Lynn and visit another home that was a riot of colour and texture with a hobby that could so easily take over the whole home if given the chance. Lynn really has taken a hobby to its very extremes, she’s not content with buying a few balls of wool and doing a bit of knitting. She buys fleece (straight from the sheep in some cases!) washes and dies it, cards it and then either felts it or spins it so that she can make something woollen.

I was lucky enough to have a fascinating demonstration of Nuno felting and am now the proud owner of a beautiful felted scarf.


Lynn’s business is delightfully named “Art-felt Designs by Nanny Lynn” and she can be found at various craft fairs including Bromley Cross Village Hall on the last Saturday of each month.

Lynn is also now on Facebook and her page can be found here.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography



Portrait No 3 – Tricia, Quilter and Fabric Supplier

Its taken me a few days from photographing Tricia to blogging her portrait – I’ve been wrestling with a decision in that time. I’ve been really undecided as to whether this project should be completely in black & white or whether some people would need colour.

I’m still a little undecided and I may well come back and update this post with the black and white versions but for the time being it’s colour. Tricia’s business is after all about colour and texture, her love of quilting and dissatisfaction with her job lead her to start her own business supplying quilting fabrics at craft fairs and to quilters groups. Tricia’s passion is infectious, its hard to listen to her talk about her love of fabrics and textures without stroking the nearest fabric and I found myself getting excited about the patterns even though I wouldn’t have a clue about quilt making !

I’m trying really hard to limit myself to two images per person, so here are my two. I’m sure some people may think the second doesn’t qualify as a portrait but I’m a firm believer in portraits not necessarily needing faces.

Tricia’s business is Tilia Fabric and she can be found on Facebook.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography