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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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Next course on 10th June 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 3rd June 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 27th May 2017
"Create your own wool painting" course (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) £70 (materials included) Saturday 27th May 11am- 6pm. This is not felt making. This is 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 wool. Come along and bring a picture or a photo that you...
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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...
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Next course on 2nd July 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. Paint with wool and other fibres, create a wool picture and learn basics of feltmaking in the comfort of my colourful feltmaking studio. Max 7 places. This workshop is...
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Next course on 7th June 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: Talton Mill Farm Shop, Newbold on Stour, Nr Stratford Upon Avon Please note that the course is held...
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Next course on 24th June 2017
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture. You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture. Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
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Next course on 25th June 2017
Using the nuno felt technique, you will learn how to transform simple silk fabric into a luxurious and unique scarf. You will create a nuno scarf designing and creating beautiful soft wool flowers or a geometrical design on a fine chiffon silk. I will guide you through the design and felting process. Where: My Studio Eleventh Avenue Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE11 0JY. Skills Required: This course is suitable for a...
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Next course on 2nd July 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 feltmaking day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. Time:10am - 3.30pm Please see website for different courses and 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 but also any lightweight material with an open weave, creating a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative...