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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.

Our preferred suppliers for Felting Courses are...
Image for Adorable Needle Felt Animals with 'All Things Felt & Beautiful'
Next course on 8th April 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...
Image for Needle-Felting Course with FURZIE, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Next course on 18th April 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 30th April 2017
"Felted Poppies and Daffodils" workshop (Complete beginner or experienced felt maker workshop) £55 (materials included) Sunday 30th April 11am- 5pm. This is a very easy and enjoyable workshop for absolute beginners as well as experienced felt makers. Come around and learn the Art and Craft of Felt Making . Enjoy the therapeutic experience of handling natural fibres and explore the wet felting process in the relaxed atmosphere of Magic Wool Studio. At this exciting workshop...
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Next course on 9th May 2017
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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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...
Image for Needle Felting course with FURZIE, nr Chipping Campden, Glos and Stratford Upon Avon, Cotswolds
Next course on 19th April 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 2nd April 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.
Image for Fabulous Felt Picture 2 Day MASTERCLASS near York
Next course on 8th April 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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The Felt Techniques - Sampling Days gives you the opportunity to spend a day learning how to achieve one or more specific felting techniques. The Sampling Day will be tailored to meet your level of felting experience, ability and interests. Each Sampling Day is organised by discussing which processes you would like to explore with the tutor. Felting Making techniques to sample include: * Cobweb * Edging - Scalloped, Tasselled * Flaps, Pockets and Fins...
Image for An inspirational one day course covering wet felt techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean
Next course on 6th May 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...