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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.
Needle felting course with Furzie at Farrington's Farmshop, Bristol
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Needle felting course with Furzie at Farrington's Farmshop, Bristol
Somerset - Next course on 24th August 2019
£55
Learn the basics of needle felting and make a hare, or other animal. You will be shown how to make a wire armature for your model, how to form the structure and apply the wool, add features ... and ears! Course is suitable for absolute beginners - don't be afraid to have a go! The course is held at Farrington's Farm Shop, Farrington Gurney, Somerset, BS39 6UB in a private conference room, which is located up a flight of stairs. Please note that Furzie cannot be held responsible for accommodation...
Needle felted animals with Feltworld
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Needle felted animals with Feltworld
Staffordshire - Next course on 25th August 2019
£35
During this half day workshop you will create a needle felted animal or a flat picture of an animal. Full day courses are also available on request and via my website. You will learn to needle felt a small animal or you also have the option of making a lovely picture if the 3 D sculpting is not for you. Using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle. Half day- Small animals could be an owl, penguin, bird or similar. Full day you would make a more substantial animal i.e...
Wet felting  (abstract or landscape) - full day - feather felts
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Wet felting (abstract or landscape) - full day - feather felts
North Yorkshire - Next course on 25th August 2019
£65
This workshop will firstly be learning the basic techniques of wet felting and create a picture and then later we will embellish our picture using mixed fibres, pre felt and needle felting skills. This can be a picture to hang or can be made into something else entirely! Small groups ensure lots of support and encouragement with a friendly atmosphere. Wet felting workshops are £65 full day (including lunch) and £30 half day. Please see my website (link above) for the timings of each workshop and to book your place....
Needle felted hare workshop, with afternoon tea
Needle felted hare workshop, with afternoon tea
Birmingham - Next course on 25th August 2019
£35
An adult workshop with tutor Natalie Harris. Natalie is a fine artist using needle felting and the creator of Roly Poly Ponies. Beginners are welcome on this course, but you will get the most out of it if you have made a project or two before... if you are a first time felter, check out some of my other beginner workshops which may be a better introduction to your felting journey. We will spend the afternoon making a lovely hare (100% wool, no armature). A variety of wools will be...
Felt Making & Weaving Holiday in the Shropshire Hills -  4 night residential
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Felt Making & Weaving Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 4 night residential
Shropshire - Next course on 26th August 2019
£545
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 set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton. With excellent walks...
Parent& Child Needle-Felting
Parent& Child Needle-Felting
Suffolk - Next course on 28th August 2019
£25
Introducing a 3 hour parent & child workshop for during the Summer school holidays . . . . In this 3 hour workshop your child will learn how to Needle-Felt a basic shape which can be turned into a fox, a cat, a dog, a rabbit, a mouse or anything else that the child's imagination can conjure up. You are booking a child's place but an adult comes along free to supervise (if the adult wants to have a go themselves, then you will need to book a separate place)....
Nuno felted scarf or felted pictures
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Nuno felted scarf or felted pictures
Staffordshire - Next course on 29th August 2019
£75
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 scarf with characteristics which are quite different from a traditional felt and is much thicker....
Make a needle felt Herdwick doorstop, hare, owl family, hedgehog or bunny at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
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Make a needle felt Herdwick doorstop, hare, owl family, hedgehog or bunny at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
Cumbria - Next course on 30th August 2019
£75
For availability on these courses please see our website above, thank you. We will be making a different animal at each workshop, including hares, bunnies, owls, hedgehogs, hummingbirds or a Herdwick doorstop. Make sure you choose the correct day for the animal you wish to make, see the website above for more details. 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, owl, Easter bunny or adorable Prickles the hedgehog! She is...
Wet felting - flowers
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Wet felting - flowers
West Sussex - Next course on 30th August 2019
£20
Learn the art of wet felting to create bright, fun felted flowers using Merino wool, in a wide variety of colours. Wendy will be there to help you and show you how to do it, and you'll go home with 2 gorgeous flowers. Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a cup of tea (and biscuits, of course!). Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.
Beginners needle felted kingfisher workshop
Beginners needle felted kingfisher workshop
West Midlands - Next course on 30th August 2019
£20
An adult workshop aimed at beginners or first time felters with tutor Natalie Harris. Natalie is a fine artist using needle felting and the creator of Roly Poly Ponies. The basics of what type of wool and needles to use will be explained and then you will use some basic techniques to make a cute kingfisher to take home. All materials are provided. Booking is essential, £20 per person. You can book in person at The Craft House, or you can book with Natalie directly by message button.

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