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 29th September 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...
Try needle felting with Żenia, fibre artist known as The Lady Moth.
13 October - pumpkins
14 October - fox
3 November - Xmas Tree and Santa
4 November- baby penguin
9 December - Special Xmas workshop - Robin wreath - 5-6 hours, including lunch
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....
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...
Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needle felt the soft blended Herdwick wool mix to make a fabulous Herdwick, Hare , Owls or Hummingbird . She is highly accomplished in needle felting and her work is for sale in local galleries in Cumbria. She also sells needle felt kits online.
**** Sat 12 May - Needle felt Herdwicks Doorstop **** New date with spaces ***
Mon 28 May...
- Next course on 24th September 2018
Join us at our needle felting workshops. The workshops are suitable for anyone wishing to have a go at needle felting for the first time or those wanting to develop their skills.
You’ll leave with a unique creation made by you.
We have various colourways to choose from this year, we’ll provide all the materials and will get you in the spirit with homemade cake, tea & coffee.
Once you create a Needle Felted creation,...
Needle felting can be a very therapeutic hobby, and in this class you can learn the skills you need to create 3-dimensional models. Enjoy a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with tea and biscuits pies aplenty! Take home your own lovely little needle-felted cat, in your choice of colours.
Suitable for complete beginners, or those who have tried before and would like to improve. You will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of...
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....
Needle felted Christmas Mouse at Didier and Dandelion in Monmouth.
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 experienced wishing to try something new. Relaxed small...
This workshop's perfect for beginners and those with some experience. All equipment's included - just bring your ideas and enthusiasm!
Throughout the day you'll make a needle felt animal or pet of your choice and I'll guide you closely showing you how to create and join different shapes, how to felt around wire, which fleece to choose, and how to add adorable character so that by the end of the day you'll be ready to...