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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.

£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 6th July 2019
'Fields with red poppies ' wool fibre painting workshop. Complete beginners are welcome! This course will take place at beautiful Bevere Gallery in Worcester. Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and...
£35
Cumbria
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with a little experience of the wonderful art of needle felting. Using local wool, in an array of beautiful colours, you will learn the basic techniques of 3D needle felting to make your very own original mushroom/toadstool scene. Course length will be approximately 3 hours and will include a needle felting kit for you to take home. You will mount your scene on a...
£75
East Riding of Yorkshire
Full day course, suitable for enthusiastic beginner or those with more experience. The tutor is Maxine Lowery, creator of fantastic, lifelike animals, from teacup mice to elephants and stags Learn to make a needle felted animal. Animal may vary with course but typically will be a cute hare or dog . Learn the basics of needle felting including the use of wire. Courses start with introductions and a welcome drink at 9.30 and run through...
£25
Powys
Needle felting @ Cwtch Crafting Workshops, Our beautiful studio is in The Courtyard, Crickhowell. This workshop is suitable for Adult beginners. The class is taken by Kerry. No prior experience is required, just a little patience at the beginning. Our tutor Kerry will show you step-by-step how to work with the needles, form the heart shape and make a lovely brooch to take home. (Over 18s) You will learn the basic needle felting techniques and...
£40
Kent
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...
£75
Warwickshire
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...
£47
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 7th July 2019
Needle felting classes suitable for beginners and improvers. Run by Żenia, an experienced teacher and fibre artist known as The Lady Moth. Workshops sell out fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. The content of each course varies from date to date & projects change seasonally, e.g. in summer time to make birds, bunnies, ducklings and colourful 2D wool paintings. For autumn and winter I am planning owls, penguins, foxes, sheep, winter birds as...
£79
Warwickshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
This workshop is perfect if you’re a complete beginner or have some experience. With my help you’ll make a beautiful and realistic model, which might be a beloved pet or favourite animal, whatever you choose you’ll be amazed at what you create - even if you’ve never felted before! I’m an experienced needle felt artist and will help you make a model that you love and can’t wait to get home to display pride of...
£75
Staffordshire - Next course on 23rd June 2019
You have the choice of making a unique nuno felted scarf, a warm woolly scarf or a piece of wall-art. Beginners welcome. Scarf option: during this fabulous felting day, we will make a scarf using soft merino wool and a silk scarf, incorporating a beautiful 100% silk scarf and silky fibres to give it a shimmer effect if desired. By manipulating a thin layer of wool through a fine woven material, we will make a...
£75
Warwickshire
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...

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