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Felt-making (wet felting) courses

Wet felting courses and workshops all across the UK. Felt, uniquely, is a cloth that is not woven and wet felting techniques open up a world of abstract creative opportunity in the way of felted slippers, hats, wall hangings and beautiful felt pictures.

This exciting course aims to release your creativity to make your own pieces of felted artwork using a variety of hand dyed luxury fibres and textures. You will learn how to design at least one piece of unique artwork. I am an experienced textile artist and will have many examples of my felted and stitched artwork to inspire you. We will use a wide variety of hand dyed (by me) silks and texture fibres to...
Spend a day learning how to make a small felt shoulder bag in the pretty surroundings of Great Elm. I will demonstrate step by step the basic bag form and one surface design, but you can decorate it with your own design. There will be photographs and other bags for inspiration. I will also show you how to make the shoulder strap, which you could equally keep short if you preferred a handbag. I will...
Essex - Next course on 2nd June 2019
A great introduction into the art of wet felting. Learn how to make fabulous felted flowers and progress onto a decorative 3D structured vessel. Starting with unspun merino wool –in a huge range of colours – you will learn basic wet felting techniques and using little more than hot soapy water and enthusiasm, you will go home with a colourful, unique felt vessel or bowl! No experience necessary, but a little bit of “elbow grease”...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 15th June 2019
Felt Flower Posy Workshop Join us for a fantastic day learning to felt you own wonderful Flower Posy all in the beautiful surroundings of Nottinghamshire’s finest vineyards – Hanwell Wine Estate. Located in our cosy Craft Barn our exceptionally talented tutor Rachel Morley will introduce you to the tools and techniques of working with felt, so by the end of your session you will have accomplished a beautiful handmade Felt Flower Posy to display for...
West Midlands - Next course on 20th July 2019
An opportunity to create a unique piece of home decor to complement your home and learn two new skills - Feltmaking and Lampshade Making! Day One (20th July): Using native breed or merino wools with additional fibres such as silk, linen and exotics like angora you will design and make a piece of felt fabric. You will learn how to lay out the wool and other fibres and apply wet felting techniques to bond the...
Cumbria - Next course on 13th October 2019
Interpret a special landscape or view into a beautiful felt panel. Bring along a photo of a special place or holiday; up in the mountains, a beautiful beach, whatever floats your boat! Or choose from one of our ours. Learn to blend colours and enjoy the wet felting process. You will work on 2 pieces; an A4 flat panel based on an A4 landscape or sunset and a second piece that works with resists and...
Shropshire - Next course on 26th August 2019
New at HF Holidays We'll take inspiration from the local landscape, then blend colours and textures in felt-making silk fusion, tapestry and freeform weave. You’ll create a collection of small works ideal for a journal or to mount for display. Holiday highlights Create your own beautiful felted, silk fusion and woven items Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and exchange ideas Gain knowledge to continue crafting at home Longmynd House is...
The morning begins at 10 am with relaxing laying of wool to make a picture, wall hanging, or handbag. You are taken through the steps of feathering a choice of all or some of 144 wonderful colours of merino wool. A homemade lunch is served, and the afternoon focuses on completion of turning the wool to felt with water, soap and busy hands. Makers are usually finished between 3 and 4 pm. Pictures, wall hangings,...
Create your own individual floral picture made with Merino and silk, using wet and dry needle felting techniques. In the morning you will create the background and whilst this is drying you will make a wet felted flower using pre-felt and sari silk. You will then complete the flower picture with Merino fibres, and yarns. These two projects are completed in one session because the background needs time to dry before being dry felted.
Northumberland - Next course on 26th July 2019
Anna Turnbull is a celebrated Northumbrian artist and tutor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She works with willow and wool. In this one day workshop you will explore wet felting techniques for visual representation. Drawing and painting with wool, adding depth and texture to your work and needle felting for fine detail. No drawing or felting experience is necessary. We can work from drawings, photographs and other printed images. These can be provided,...