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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.

Leicestershire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Needle felting starter class, create your own animal puppy or penguin please enquire for details. Fun relaxed environment to try and a develop a new skill. There is an additional charge if you wish to keep the equipment. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Staffordshire - Next course on 12th May 2019
Half day workshop in creating needle felted animals and are available and ideal for beginners to more advanced felters. Full day courses are also available, please get in touch. You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle. With small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly into an animal of your choice. You will...
Cumbria - Next course on 4th June 2019
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...
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...
East Riding of Yorkshire
The tutor is Maxine Lowery, creator of fantastic, lifelike animals, from teacup mice to elephants and stags Learn to make needle felted animal. Animal may vary with course but typically will be a cute mouse 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 to 4pm. We stop for lunch about 12.30. Courses are run on our...
Highlands - Next course on 25th May 2019
Special offer! Currently offering an amazing £250 off per person on our May 25th-June 1st 2019 week! We have two places left on this week -so you could come with a friend, sister, mother or daughter or as a solo traveller... Come and join us in the Highlands of Scotland to get really immersed in traditional wool crafts. We run our Fleece to Felt weeks in May and August, our Dye to Spin weeks in...
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
West Midlands
This is a taster course for beginners to give you an idea of what can be done with a piece of handmade felt. You will use threads, beads, and buttons to embellish pieces of handmade felt, and then turn them into a brooch or hair decoration. This will include simple embroidery stitches, and how to attach embellishments. I have been making and embellishing felt for over ten years, and will provide other examples of felt...
Somerset - Next course on 18th May 2019
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...
Somerset - Next course on 18th May 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...