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.
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...
- Next course on 23rd February 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...
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...
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We will use natural coloured wool to needle felt a 2d picture or a 3d animal. We have a great range of coloured merino to create your very own special piece of felted art. We will explore different types of needles as we go through the felting process. A selection of models and images will be available on the day but if you have an image you would like to have...
Needle felt a beautiful brooch. Fun and inspiring 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. This shorter workshop is ideal as a taster for those new to needle felting, OR as the next level to really focus on the detail of the features, blending colours and using various techniques and needles....
Make sure you choose the correct day for the animal on the following days :
Needle felt Hares are longer days 9.30 -5.30/6pm.
Fri 1 March; Mon 27 May; Sun 23rd June 2019
Wed 27 March; 28 Sept 2019
Sun 7 April
Family of Owls:
Fri 21 June
Prickles the Hedgehog:
Fri 9 August
More dates may be available on our website, see the pink link above.
- Next course on 23rd February 2019
Please see my website for upcoming workshops.
Next is at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Feb 23rd Making Lambs.
I will guide you through the process from a blob of fluff to a creature with character and charm you are proud of. I will cover all the basics of how to needle felt, using wire, features, ears, types of wool and needles and equipment.
As an experienced teacher I can guide the most nervous to the...
Try needle felting with Żenia, fibre artist known as The Lady Moth.
13 January 2019 - Fox
27 January 2019 - Owl
10 February - Sleeping Hedgehog
24 February - Blue Tit
To book classes held at Sew Knit Craft, 58 King Street, Cambridge
Dates for more future workshops are being currently set up - please visit this page frequently or follow my Facebook page where you can find all dates in "Events" section.
Come along and create your own sculptural needle felt creatures at the spectacular Mount Pleasant Gardens. Tutor Louise Worthington will guide you through the process. Using top quality British Rare Breed wools and glass eyes, Louise specialises in making British birds and wildlife and animals. Accredited by the Rare Breeds Survival trust, Wulydermy supports RBST.
Suitable for all levels of experience and lots of fun . Please email via the contact form above for more...
This workshop's perfect for beginners and those with some experience. All equipment's included - just bring your ideas and enthusiasm!
Even if you’ve never picked up a felting needle in your life, I promise you'll be going home with a model that you're actually proud to display in your home and not yet another workshop creation that gets thrown in the bin as soon as you're through the door!
You'll be amazed at what you...