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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.

£80
Warwickshire - Next course on 26th May 2018
Needle felt artist Sophie Wheatley welcomes you to a delightful day learning how to needle felt and adorable needle felt animal at a workshop in the heart of rural Warwickshire. Workshops are held in an all purpose garden studio which is a haven for you to visit and be treated to a day of felt creativity, good food and beautiful surroundings. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is the perfect environment for you to enjoy a...
£70
Herefordshire - Next course on 22nd February 2018
Needlefelting is a wonderful craft, even if you don't think you are creative, the wool somehow inspires you to create. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of felting already. You will be taught the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure for your animal and how to sculpt with wool. For the course cost of £70.00 you can choose what animal you would like to make (within...
£60
Worcestershire - Next course on 6th May 2018
"Felted Poppies and Daffodils" course: This is a complete beginner or experienced artist workshop Make beautiful felted poppy and daffodil during this enjoyable and relaxing workshop taught by a professional artist. Learn how to make a complex 3D seamless flower which you could wear as a brooch or attach to a bag or a hat. Explore wet felting techniques and processes as well as experiment with various fibres and colours. All in one workshop! Enjoy...
£150
North Yorkshire - Next course on 24th February 2018
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...
£55
Tyne and Wear - Next course on 20th May 2018
Lena Archbold lives and creates in the North East of England. Lena is an experienced crafts tutor, a feltmaker, a textile artist who loves to create bespoke, one-off ‘wearable art’ garments. She creates and run workshops from her studio in Team Valley, Gateshead just off A1. Paint with wool and other fibres, create a wool picture and learn basics of feltmaking in the comfort of my colourful feltmaking studio. Max 7 places. This workshop is...
£65
Staffordshire
This scarf feltmaking day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. Time:10am - 3.30pm Please see website for different courses and dates- Enquiries and group bookings Nuno felting is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It melds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk but also any lightweight material with an open weave, creating a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative...
£70
Warwickshire
Learn the basics of needle felting and make a hare, or other animal. You will be shown how to make a wire armature for your model, how to form the structure and apply the wool, add features ... and ears! Course is suitable for absolute beginners - don't be afraid to have a go! Courses held at: Talton Mill Farm Shop, Newbold on Stour, Nr Stratford Upon Avon Please note that the course is held...
£65
Gloucestershire - Next course on 14th April 2018
Experimental Feltmaking day course covering basic flat felt techniques: Designing and making images and patterns, pre-felts, Layering and all you need to get started as a felt maker! You will be shown how to design your own pattern or picture from an image or source of your own choice (don't worry if you haven't got any ideas, I've got lots of books and samples to inspire you) for either a wall hanging, cushion, scarf, or...
£45
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 15th April 2018
Try needle felting with Żenia, fibre artist known as The Lady Moth. Next Available Workshops: 15 April & 29 April 2018 - needle felted little owl. To book please use "book online" button above - you will be directed to my Etsy shop where the workshop is listed. Dates for the owl workshops in May are being set up right now - please visit this page frequently or follow my Facebook page where you can...
£75
Online
Create a Fantastic Felt Picture. This workshop is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience. Learn to paint with wool! Following through all 9 videos, you will be told what equipment and materials you need ( there is also a link to World of Wool to buy a kit for Summer storm) and taught everything you need to know in step by step instructions, to create Summer Storm. There are dialogue documents with...