I usually make a few small things during the winter.

Sometimes hats, hand puppets or little birds but this year its been animal ears, all different, furry & fun.

Bellacouche-shroud my-book

my book is now out of print

but can be found secondhand

Bellacouche burial shrouds


I have always wanted to make useful things out of felt and about 10 years ago started working with another feltmaker, Yuli Somme, setting out to design a woollen shroud, as an alternative to the traditional wooden box coffin.


I've left the business to pursue other projects, but she has continued to develop those original ideas and has won awards for her work, and now supplies various alternative designs from her studio in Devon.

Bellacouche offers people a truly sustainable option for those who want to arrange a natural burial.

The Leafcocoon & Leafpod are a complete alternative to conventional wooden coffins and are suitable for traditional, natural and woodland burial grounds.


To find out more about these ideas take a look at www.bellacouche.com

or watch & listen to a short film here.

you can contact me here at my felt workshop on the Welsh border

anne belgrave 2016