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Felting courses

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.

£25
Powys - Next course on 9th July 2019
Needle felting at 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
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...
£0
Herefordshire
A stunning workshop space available for hire in Herefordshire. Full catering offered . Wood burner in the winter. All tables and chairs supplied. Full use of garden. Lots of natural light and fantastic comfortable surroundings. Free Wifi, ample parking
£10
Dorset - Next course on 14th July 2019
Craft in a friendly, like-minded group with helpful advice on hand if you have any questions. Book for one session or come along regularly each month to work on your crafting projects - setting aside time to craft creatively in a group is a good way to get your craft projects completed and is good fun too! Bring your own craft projects and/or take part in a mini taster session if you wish in any...
£15
Somerset
Sweet Liberty Belle needle felting workshop - learn how to needle felt animal sculptures or design your own hanging heart / picture . Come and unwind, be free to create at your own pace and enjoy a chat. Enjoy Langport High Street and a walk by the river for some inspiration. Suitable for beginners and felters wanting some tips and to try something different. For a parent and child together there is a family price...
£20
Staffordshire
Come along and explore the wonderful world of needle felting while creating a unique fish. They are great fun to make. This work shop is suitable for anyone wishing to have a go at needle felting for the first time or those wanting to develop their skills. We have various colourways to choose from, we’ll provide all the materials and will get you in the spirit with, tea & coffee & biscuits. Why not use...
£20
Leicestershire - Next course on 30th July 2019
Join Jacqueline on this 2 hour workshop to learn the basics of needle felting. After a short demonstration and explanation of tools and materials used you will learn how to make a basic shape that can be crafted into a bears head key ring or a flower brooch. A wide choice of colours of wool will be available.
£20
Northamptonshire - Next course on 19th September 2019
Spend a relaxed afternoon or evening learning the basics of needle felting in three dimensions, make your choice of animals with all materials provided and help on hand to kick start your skills with this highly addictive craft! This course is suitable for complete beginners but as you can work towards your own goals too more experienced felters are also welcome. Teens and older children are welcome to join us too. You will learn the...
£20
Somerset - Next course on 20th July 2019
Jo Munroe has been teaching needle felting for over two years. She runs monthly 2 hour workshops at The Hive with a different theme each time ("I like a challenge!") from cats and dogs to witches and wizards, from jewellery to toadstool houses and everything in between. Using special needles and different sorts of carded wool (pre-spun), a vast variety of 3D items can be sculpted. It's an incredibly versatile and simple craft that is...

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