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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.

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Image for Adorable Needle Felt Animals with 'All Things Felt & Beautiful'
Next course on 4th February 2017
Needle felt artist Sophie Wheatley welcomes you to a delightful day learning how to needle felt and adorable needle felt animal at a workshop in the heart of rural Warwickshire. Workshops are held in an all purpose garden studio which is a haven for you to visit and be treated to a day of felt creativity, good food and beautiful surroundings. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is the perfect environment for you to enjoy a...
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Next course on 28th January 2017
Needlefelting is a wonderful craft, even if you don't think you are creative, the wool somehow inspires you to create. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of felting already. You will be taught the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure for your animal and how to sculpt with wool. The needle-felting courses are held at Trumpet Corner Gallery and Tea Room, which is just outside Ledbury...
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Next course on 19th February 2017
"Winter Dream" wool painting workshop (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) £70 (materials included) Sunday 19th February 11am- 6pm. Realize your white winter dream in wool painting. This is not a felt making workshop. This unique technique is about making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with...
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Felt making workshops in my craft room on our farm near Stratford upon Avon. Half day workshops run throughout the year, come and learn how to make beautiful felt, using wet felt technique. Your felt can be used to make a Kindle case, phone case or brooch or just use it as an art piece or wall hanging.. Small groups ensures plenty of attention. Please get in touch on the email form above to arrange...
Image for Needle Felt a Hare with FURZIE, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Next course on 22nd February 2017
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! Courses held at: Lapstone Cotswold Shopping Village, Chipping Campden. Please note that the course is held in one of the public...
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Next course on 12th February 2017
Lena Archbold lives and creates in the North East of England. Lena is an experienced crafts tutor, a feltmaker, a textile artist who loves to create bespoke, one-off ‘wearable art’ garments. She creates and run workshops from her studio in Team Valley, Gateshead just off A1. Join me to learn and create a simple but very effective net felted scarf. This scarf can be created using only merino wool or even adding knitting yarns. Where:...
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Next course on 5th February 2017
Create a Fantastic Felt Picture. This workshop is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience. Learn to paint with wool! All you need to bring is an inspirational picture, you will be taught wet and dry felting techniques to create your picture and basic needle felting to add further details to finish your picture at home. Each process will be demonstrated and taught in simple steps for you to follow.
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This scarf making day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. 10am - 3.30pm Please see website for dates- Enquiries and group bookings Nuno felting is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It melds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk. This creates a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative design. Although the scarf is lightweight it can be worn in...
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Next course on 12th February 2017
Sun Feb 12th  Creative felting at the National Botanic Garden of Wales - learn the basics of traditional wet felting:  let your creativity blossom! Make a textured wall-hanging, cushion cover or scarf with enthusiastic felting teacher Sarah Enoch.  (For beginners).   Using a traditional technique you will learn how to transform loose wool fibres into a permanent and strong network thereby creating your own unique fabric........ Warning! Working with wool can be addictive and may transform...
Image for An inspirational one day course covering wet felt techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean
Next course on 28th January 2017
Experimental Feltmaking day course covering basic flat felt techniques: Designing and making images and patterns, pre-felts, Layering and all you need to get started as a felt maker! You will be shown how to design your own pattern or picture from an image or source of your own choice (don't worry if you haven't got any ideas, I've got lots of books and samples to inspire you) for either a wall hanging, cushion, scarf, or...