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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.
Felt art and meditation holiday / Retreat  in the French Alps
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Felt art and meditation holiday / Retreat in the French Alps
Savoie - Next course on 27th April 2020
£1100
Debra runs fabulous sell out felting holidays in both the French Alps and the Scottish Hebrides where people return again and again. The retreats accommodate between 6-8 people. This is a wonderful retreat in the stunning French Alps with Mont Blanc views from your window. You will stay in a fabulous 5 star chalet, high in the mountains equipped with saunas and hot tub. It is in May so the fields are stunningly beautiful full of spring flowers with snow capped peaks in the distance. Debra will teach 5 workshops...
Felting & natural dyeing craft holidays & courses in the Highlands of Scotland
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Felting & natural dyeing craft holidays & courses in the Highlands of Scotland
Highlands
£945
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 July and August and our Craft retreat in September. We start our May and July weeks by shearing one of our Shetland sheep and washing and sorting fleeces. We go on to picking dye plants, making natural dyes and dyeing our fleece over outdoor fires the traditional way. Mid week we visit some of the areas...
Craft Retreat at Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland
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Craft Retreat at Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands - Next course on 14th September 2019
£945
Come and join us for a week of traditional craft, gentle walks and optional morning yoga - a truly relaxing week for creative people who would like a bit of the outdoors. Over the week participants can have a go at natural dyeing outdoors in the woods. Foraging for dye plants, making botanical dyes from what they have foraged and learning about ancient imported dyes. Guests will dye local fleece as well as fleece from our own small flock of Shetland sheep. After a day of natural dyeing, we will...
Foundation Feltmaking - accredited by City & Guilds one year course
Foundation Feltmaking - accredited by City & Guilds one year course
Online & Lancashire
£830
So you want to learn how to make felt? We will teach you the traditional and modern techniques of felt making. You will be able to create designs of your own as a starting point for your felts, building up a library of samples. You will make two items, an aesthetic and a functional item. We look at stitching into felt and you will learn how to dye your own materials to use. It is a thorough and enjoyable introduction to setting out on making felt pieces of your own....
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...
Three day luxury felt picture making retreat
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Three day luxury felt picture making retreat
North Yorkshire - Next course on 8th May 2020
£495
This workshop is tailored to the experience of the individual, so it is suitable for the novice and experienced alike. All you will need to bring is an inspirational image. Bridget Bernadette Karn will teach you how to create your picture, starting with mixing colours, giving specific guidance to manipulating the fibres to get the desired effects for building your picture, any pre-felting techniques you require, wet felting, then all the needle felting skills to create the detail in your picture. Limited to 8 people, to ensure everyone gets the...
World Textiles: Indian Sub-Continent Stitch at Morley College London
World Textiles: Indian Sub-Continent Stitch at Morley College London
Greater London - Next course on 31st October 2019
£285
Building on an introduction to felt making, this course offers the opportunity to explore a variety of traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques from the Indian Sub Continent. You will be introduced to a variety of regional styles of embroidery of brilliantly patterned and coloured textiles, worked in a range of decorative stitches. Enhance the surface of your felt and other fabrics with techniques including chain stitch, open chain stitch, shisha mirror work , chikan work and kantha work to create richly decorated and textured work. By the end of the...
Plant dyeing, felting and weaving by the River Wye, Hereford.
Plant dyeing, felting and weaving by the River Wye, Hereford.
Herefordshire
£265
Join a 3 day natural dyeing, felting and weaving workshop in Hereford using home grown plants to make stunning dyes. Most of the plants students will use are grown at home in the garden. You will pick the leaves, roots and flowers and we will dye pre-mordanted fleece in my huge pots. You will be amazed by the colours! On the Sunday you will weave a pegloom mat or hanging with the fleece you have dyed the day before. On the Monday you will learn how to weave on the...
Felted Hat Making Workshop
Felted Hat Making Workshop
Somerset
£220
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 out colours, felting in curls, hand fulling, and professional finishing techniques. You will have the...
3 Night Portmeirion Xmas crafts retreat
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3 Night Portmeirion Xmas crafts retreat
Gwynedd - Next course on 29th November 2019
£190
Join us for a wonderful creative event staying in the heart of this stunning village and creating a wide variety of Christmas & Winter themed craft projects throughout your stay. Our favourite inspiring location to get creative in. This is is a fun, friendly, creative retreat with optional group meals / dinning out options / spa treatments and art and craft activities. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the retreat is flexible enabling you to take part in as much as you choose or simply relax, explore and enjoy this...

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