Want to learn wet or hand felting, needle-felting, cobweb and nuno felting at courses, workshops and classes across the UK? Legend has it that the technique of felting was first discovered by Saint Christopher (the patron saint of travel), who packed his sandals full of wool to make them more comfortable. The sweat and movement induced by a long journey may have lead to world’s first pair of socks, as well as the first example of the material that became known as felt.
Felting is used across the world in making decorative and warm slippers, bags, hats, brooches, trimmings, piano hammers, carpets, drum stands and roofing. Needle felting is hugely popular, with such wonderful courses as 'needle felted animals' whereas the technique of 'cobweb' or nuno felting are used to create beautiful flowing fabrics such as scarves.
Felt is made by compressing or matting natural wool fibres together, usually with soapy water. This means that felt, uniquely, is a cloth that is not woven.
Felting courses and workshops are great fun and a wonderful way to meet people and develop your creative potential at the same time. The techniques used in carding and felting wool are simple, yet difficult to get right. You can use just about any wool; alpaca and lambs wool are popular as is merino wool, which takes dye particularly finely, producing wonderfully vibrant and unique felt.
Learn how to make a pair of your very own seamless felt slippers, moulded cleverly to your feet, unique and warm in every way. Make them as plain or as fancy as you like!
About Marieke- Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool in sustainable living and her environment workshops. She loves the fact that many fleeces...
Half day or full day workshops are available and Ideal for beginners to more advanced felters.
You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle. with small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly into an animal of your choice. You will sculpt and form it alongside a very experienced feltmaker to create a unique...
In this relaxed, friendly workshop which runs from 2-5pm you will learn how to needlefelt and will create your very own felted picture which I will frame up for you to take home.
We will start the workshop by getting familiar with the different wools and silks and the various needlefelting tools and how they work. There is plenty of time to practise your needlelfelting and no prior experience is necessary.
Once you are feeling...
- Next course on 28th February 2019
Needle felting starter class, create your own penguin. Fun relaxed environment to try and a develop a new skill.
There is an additional charge if you wish to keep the equipment. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
This fun workshop teaches you how to make a piece of flat felt using the wet felt technique. See the magic unfurl from merino fibre to fabric.
The groups are kept small so that everyone gets plenty of space to work in and expert one to one tuition. By the end of the session you will have made a piece of felt, which you can then turn into something beautiful for the home, plenty of...
Fun and inspiring beginners needle felting workshops, in the beautiful surroundings of Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford Upon Avon and Crafty Gal HQ, Needle Felting Studio in Marlcliff, near Bidford on Avon - workshops in both locations.
Whether you’ve seen needle felting on TV, had a little go or just fancy trying something creative and different - this course is for you.
An introduction to the magic of dry needle felting incl. all the basic techniques, step...
You have the choice of making a unique nuno felted scarf, a warm woolly scarf or you may like to try your hand at making a picture or wall-hanging for your home/office or give as a gift.
This day is ideal for beginners or the more advanced felter but I also teach a variety of techniques on the same day as I keep to small groups.
Scarf- During this fabulous felting day, we will make...
- Next course on 14th September 2019
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture.
You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture.
Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
- Next course on 24th February 2019
Try needle felting with Żenia, an experienced teacher and fibre artist known as The Lady Moth.
24 February - Blue Tit - fully booked
10 March - 2D spring painting - wool picture - 2 spaces left
24 March - Duckling - fully booked
7 April - Bunny - sitting up design - fully booked
Please contact me to book if workshop not listed on Etsy. Dates for more future workshops are being currently set...
Fun and inspiring needle felting workshops suitable for all levels but especially those ready to take their needle felting to the next stage.
In the beautiful surroundings of Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford Upon Avon and Crafty Gal HQ, Needle Felting Studio in Marlcliff, near Bidford on Avon - workshops in both locations. In this workshop we will focus on your dog, using wire, colour blending and the many techniques and short cuts and techniques you will...