3D wet felted vessel or pod; with Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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This workshop needs at least two to run. If you are an individual let me know and we'll find somebody else. (If you are a group remember I need to post the kits to you when choosing your date.) If you don't know the wet felting process I recommend you do a 2D workshop first.

NB: Please note this workshop takes a little longer on line than the in-person version workshop. As three and a half hours is quite a long time on zoom there is an additional fifteen minutes for a break roughly half way through.

Schools and Community Groups priced separately, please contact me.

On this workshop you’ll use a variation of 2D wet felting to create a small vessel. Heather will post you a kit with the materials and some of the equipment you need. Any other equipment you will be able to find around your home. On the workshop you’ll be guided through how to use the resist, how to embellish your vessel and the layering and felting techniques to make and shape your work.

Once you've mastered this you can make slippers, bags, cat caves, hats, hot water bottle covers, lamp shades, purses, phone covers, and the list goes on. It's good for those of you who already know the basics of 2D wet felt making but complete novices have also successfully completed beautiful vessels too.

Processing the fibres is made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find this relaxing and some a stress buster. But, the final stages of wet felt making can be quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis or a similar condition in your hands you may find parts of the process more challenging. This does not mean you will not be able to undertake this workshop, just that it may take you a little longer to felt your work. But if you're feeling at all unsure please message me.

If you're looking for something a little different, send me a message through the "message the maker" button.

A bit about me: I'm a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. An experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to her community work she runs Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- merino wool tops
- embellishing fibres
- resist
- bubble wrap if you don't have any
- piece of fine netting
- chunk of olive oil soap
- PDF emailed to you after the workshop.

Please note these workshops require 2 participants to run.

Not quite what you're looking for? Please contact me to discuss a bespoke workshop or course.

What you will need

- Sharp embroidery or textile scissors. If you don’t own any of these nail scissors make a good stand in.

- A sturdy cardboard tube (tape over any sticky areas). I find the best are from tin foil or cling film. If you haven’t got one ready for recycling pop an unfinished roll inside a carrier bag and seal.

- A plant mister or repurposed spray bottle full of warm water with a squirt of washing up liquid in (I use Ecover). If you haven’t got either of these a plastic carrier bag/large food bag and a bowl of warm water.

- A couple of tea towels or hand towels or old tshirts.

- A work area (approximately 1m2 ) that you’re not bothered about getting a bit wet.


Heather Fiona Martin at Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired


3½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Samantha - - #35447

Thanks again for a lovely session this morning - we all really enjoyed it.

We used our supplies to make another picture this evening!

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Carol P - - #34794

The lesson was great and Heather was a patient and inspirational tutor. Highly recommended- thank you Heather

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Aimin Liu - - #33472

I have enjoyed the felting online course very much and am pleased with my first pebble. The instructions in the video show a great depth of knowledge, they are very detailed; so it's easy to follow & get a good result.

This course has expanded my creative practice & inspired me to explore felting further in other creative formats. I can definitely recommend to all and especially people who want to try different materials & learn new techniques.

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Lin S - - #32615

It was a well planned and organised session. The materials were delivered in plenty time. Heather was very helpful and involved us all.

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Victoria - - #32461

Heather sent all the materials needed in plenty of time and clearly labelled. She had the online tutorial set up really well, so that we could watch her hands working as well as see her face as she talked us through. We got several pebbles made during the workshop, with lots of material left over to try more at home. She was patient and inclusive and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from her. Thank you.

Response from Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops:

Thank you Victoria!

Inclusivity is a big reason for me keeping my workshops, whether in person or live on line, small.

Looking forward to the opportunity of working with you again.

Best wishes

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Caryl Wright - - #32456

I really enjoyed the course. It was well timed and we each made 3 felted pebbles. I feel inspired to make more!

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Lin Stephenson - - #32450

This was a well presented course. Timing was just right, presentation clear and Heather was very informative. Would definitely recommend

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Tamsin Wimhurst - - #32318

Great couple of hours happily making pebbles. Heather taught us beautifully - nicely paced class and materials arrived ordered and in plenty of time. Would definitely recommend it.

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Ursula - - #32300

I very much enjoyed learning to make felt pebbles with Heather. She was a great teacher and the pace of the class was really good. I was really pleased with the techniques I learnt and the pebbles I made . I thought Heather explained everything really well and she was very helpful . I would definitely recommend this workshop. Thankyou Heather.

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Jane - - #32237

Thank you Heather
The pdf is great, very clear
I very much enjoyed the sessions and will definitely make further projects
Teaching was excellent
Thank you

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