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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.
Nuno felted scarf or felted pictures
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Nuno felted scarf or felted pictures
Staffordshire - Next course on 17th September 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....
Needlefelting workshop at Dalkeith Country Park
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Needlefelting workshop at Dalkeith Country Park
Lothian - Next course on 21st September 2019
£40
In this relaxed, friendly workshop which runs from 2-5pm you will learn how to needlefelt and will create your very own felted picture which I will frame up for you to take home. We will start the workshop by getting familiar with the different wools and silks and the various needle felting tools and how they work. There is plenty of time to practise your needle felting and no prior experience is necessary. Once you are feeling confident we move on to creating your felted picture ready to frame up....
Christmas Needle Felting Workshops for All!
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Christmas Needle Felting Workshops for All!
Lincolnshire
£45
Come and learn how or advance your skills in needle felting in our lovely local sewing shop! Wednesday, Friday and Saturday workshops available. To see the full list please visit our website where you can also sign up to our newsletter to be the first to be notified. Projects suitable for beginners/intermediates. A warm friendly welcome with unlimited hot drinks, home baked cakes and biscuits throughout the day. All materials, tools and instructions provided. Dextrous children from age 7 welcome but MUST be accompanied by a paying adult who agrees...
Half day - 3D needle felt toadstools & mushrooms
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Half day - 3D needle felt toadstools & mushrooms
Cumbria - Next course on 26th November 2019
£40
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 wood slice but also have the option to purchase a glass cloche at an additional...
Animal & Pet Portraits with All Things Felt & Beautiful
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Animal & Pet Portraits with All Things Felt & Beautiful
Warwickshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£95
This is a beginners portrait workshop where you’ll make a portrait of your beloved pet or favourite animal that looks so good - you’ll be amazed at what you achieve. Before you worry that you’re not good at drawing or painting let me reassure you that the step by step way I teach it, for beginners just like you, makes it easy but with incredible results that are so impressive. I’ve taught hundreds of people just like you make great artwork. With me by your side you’ll be able to:...
Felt making at The Lemon Hound
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Felt making at The Lemon Hound
Kent
£40
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 ideas will be given at the class on how to use your felt. I have...
Get Crafty! in Kendal - Needle-felted woodland animals with Gill Ferguson - 3 night holiday
Get Crafty! in Kendal - Needle-felted woodland animals with Gill Ferguson - 3 night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 26th November 2019
£475
3-night arts and crafts break at The Glen Guest House in Kendal, Cumbria. Join us for a creative getaway with a friendly group of 6 -10 crafters. Guests will enjoy exclusive use of The Glen, crafting sessions and a visit to a local cultural attraction. Our Needle-felting woodland animals event is taught by artist and tutor Gill Ferguson. This course will give you the opportunity to create 2-3 of your own woodland animals. * Prices from £475 (single occupancy) and £850 (double occupancy of a twin or double room) *...
Half day - 3D Needlefelt Christmas Tree Decorations
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Half day - 3D Needlefelt Christmas Tree Decorations
Cumbria - Next course on 26th November 2019
£40
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 christmas pudding, beautiful angel and probably a christmas tree too. Course length will be approximately 3 hours and will include a needle felting kit for you to take home. Hanne is also running a 3D Needlefelt Toadstool and Mushroom workshop from 10am to 1pm...
Nature in needle felt with All Things Felt & Beautiful - Near Warwick
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Nature in needle felt with All Things Felt & Beautiful - Near Warwick
Warwickshire
£75
Perfect for beginners I’ll guide you from start to finish so you can make a wonderfully realistic needle felt picture of your favourite animal, wildflower or beautiful landscape. You’ll be amazed at how well you do. Before you worry that you’re not good at drawing or painting let me reassure you that the step by step way I teach it, for beginners just like you, makes it easy but with incredible results that are so impressive. I’ve taught hundreds of people just like you make great artwork. With me by...
Needle Felt Animals at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere
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Needle Felt Animals at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£68
Be inspired by a wide range of wonderful illustrations of animals for children. Base your design on one of these or you may have an animal in mind – a much-loved pet or character you have come across. Delicious 2 course lunch included in the fee. Felting is highly addictive and can lead to compulsive creativity! Join us for a relaxed and sociable day transforming fleece into a 3d animal of your choice. Using dry felting techniques you will blend wool to create subtle colours and sculpt a beautiful model....

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