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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.

£65
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
During this workshop we will experiment & explore a variety of methods employing tying, wrapping & stitching techniques as used in Shibori Dyeing. Whilst we will not be dying our felt we will achieve exciting textural & sculptural results using these methods. You can choose to make a collection of samples or create a wallhanging using a patchwork of shibori techniques or a Shibori Vessel. I will have various templates you can choose from along...
£65
Gloucestershire
This course explores a variety of methods to different shapes and sizes of containers for decorative planters and vessels.Felt is a great medium for growing plants in, and it can be made into planters of almost any shape or colour. This is a one day course covering ideas for several different types of planters, or vessels which can be used for vases or lighting. We will cover free standing felt vessels and hanging baskets ,...
£650
- Next course on 21st July 2019
This workshop will combine several techniques including wet felting, needle felting, the use of pre felts, couching, hand embroidery and/or free machine embroidery to make a beautiful, unique wall hanging. It is suitable for any ability from absolute beginner to the more experienced felt maker as well as being a great introduction to free machine embroidery for those who haven’t yet tried it. Using photographs or sketches as our source of inspiration we will begin...
£220
Somerset
Would you like to make the most wonderful hat? Come and join us on a two day intensive, making a felted wool hat from scratch, at the Yeast Scrapstore in Glastonbury. Some basic knowledge of felt making is advised as this is a masterclass in creating a hand felted wool hat, a physically demanding yet highly rewarding process. Working with hand dyed merino wool and teeswater fleece curls, you will learn about template design, laying...
£58
Cumbria - Next course on 20th May 2019
Great opportunity to get creative whether you are a beginner or more experienced and make a stylish lampshade which looks stunning during the day and night with light shining through the fibres. We will be making a felted drum lampshade that can be used as a pendant or table lamp. This is a very special workshop where you will make a felted fabric panel in the morning and in the afternoon decorate it with embellishments,...
£70
Hampshire - Next course on 19th May 2019
Come and join textile artist Sarah Waters learning how to produce a landscape themed collage using the wet feltmaking method. During the day you will learn how to make pre-felts (half made pieces of felt), incorporate fabrics(nuno felt) which you will then cut, layer and felt to produce a finished collage. Sarah, who has over 20 years of feltmaking experience, will be on hand to give you plenty of tips, help and guidance whether you...
£140
Ceredigion - Next course on 26th October 2019
A day spent designing and making your very own felted quirky bird with Ruth Packham. Ruth makes probably 10-20 birds in a year and each one is unique. Like yours will, they evolve in the making process and are not fully fledged until having been spun in a washing machine. Ahhh…. Each bird goes through a number of processes and so you will learn about needle felting and dry felting techniques during the day. There...
£30
Warwickshire - Next course on 19th August 2019
Needle Felting Workshop 10.00 am - 12.30 pm Needle felting is a process using a barbed needle to mat the woollen fibres onto a piece of felt instead of using soapy water and rolling wool to create a piece of felt (as used in wet felting). Once felting is completed you will be able to hand or machine embroider on top to further enhance the design. You may not have time to complete your design...
£30
Warwickshire - Next course on 20th May 2019
Wet felting workshop 10.00 am – 12.30pm Please book in advance Wet felting is a method of producing felt from wool and other animal fibres. Warm soapy water is applied to layers of wool tops. Repeated agitation and compression causes the fibre to hook together to create a single piece of fabric. Using a choice of colours you can create lovely pieces – either by actually creating as you go or by experimenting with colour....
£50
Lincolnshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
Various felting workshops take place at The Old Forge Art Studio, in rural Lincolnshire. We offer making a felt Wall Hanging, a Nuno felted scarf and felted bag workshops. One day courses are taught by textile artist Barbara Melling in her studio and students use wet felting techniques and Nuno techniques (felting wool through fabric). We use Merino wool, natural wool tops & fleece and silk & banana fibers. Please get in touch for more...