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A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

Students hard at work creating fabulous originals!

Duration: One day

Price: £70

Book with: Christine Waygood
at Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.

Kent Cottage
Blakeney Hill
GL15 4BS

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About the Course

Come and make your own beautiful felt hat. Whether you dream of dreadlocks, your own festival hat, beret, or any other shape, you can come along and have a go at creating it.

You will be shown how to design your own hat, working from a basic template, which you can then personalise by adding flaps, flowers, tassels, bobbles or any other decoration you can think of!

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What's included in the price?

All materials and home baked snacks and lunch including soup or salads made from our home grown organic vegetables (in season).

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Want to review this course?

It was my first felting experience and it was great. Christine is an amazing, inspiring, knowledgeable teacher. As first-time felter I benefited massively from Christine's experience. We not only made our hats, beyond that is was a real eye-opener what you can do with felt in terms of patterns, material-mix, shapes, and uses.
It is a very intimate learning environment giving each of us time to try and get help. There is no rush or pressure, just a wonderful day of hand-crafting in a beautiful setting with people sharing the same interest. I enjoyed it a lot and will come back for another of the courses. Elke, Treherbert

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Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:

Thank you Elke!
It's been great having you on my courses. I hope I'll see you again.

Thank you for a fantastic day.
I look forward to wearing my hat when it's dry.

- - #16841

I just want to thank you for an amazing day! The way you teach is so much fun and I’ve learned loads. you have the patience of a saint . I must also thank you for the fantastic extra bits you added to my hat you must have a sophisticated mind!!!
What a wonderful lunch, your lovely husband did you proud, please thank him again for me.
I will be back to learn more next year so till then take care and have a great holiday.
Helen xxx

- - #16840

Really good interesting and fun day-amazed at how much we achieved.We all enjoyed our day, and were quite impressed with our respective titfers. Allison.
A great day- 4 hats achieved,all different. What an achievement. Frances
Thank you for a great day- and a great hat! Honor

- - #11243

Whether someone wanted to make a beret, a beanie or a bonnet, Chris helped us all to make our wishes come true. Highly recommended.

- - #10947

I would just like to say what a wonderful day I had with Christine , making a felt hat.
Four of us students altogether, with three of us makng hats, and the other one making a nuno scarf.
All so fascinating, with lots of banter between us, and such a fab lunch made by Christine’s hubby, not forgetting Christine’s homemade ‘FlatJacks’!

- - #10946

Well what a beautiful day with Christine, course hat making was easy to follow and with an outstanding result in my beautiful hat. Would highly recommend anyone to go along and try this wet felt making. Lovely lunch provided was amazing. Thank you so much for a stress less and relaxing day. Xxx

- - #10945

I attended a felt hat making course and enjoyed every part of it. The start with great coffee. Christine warmly explains every step and diplomatically explains should you make a mistake! Not that I did!! Flapjacks for mid morning and a fabulous homemade, with homegrown ingredients, lunch just topped off the experience with lovely people. All that and a hat!

- - #10944

Fabulous day... relaxed and creative!
Just what was needed!
Lunch was lovely-an added bonus!
Will be in touch very soon for school and ladies club day.
Thank you so much.

- - #9805

What a super day!! It was so much fun,and so relaxed all at the same time!
I will be back very soon. And a beautiful lunch.
Thank you so much.

- - #9804

A great day where I made the hat I really wanted - each time I go I learn so much more in great surroundings, a friendly atmosphere with expert tuition and guidance from Chris.

- - #6049

Wonderful fun with Christine, excellent teacher, and great product (hat) to take home at the end of the day. I'm now addicted!

Kim Barrett

- - #5640

Beautiful way to spend a day - felting, lovely food, and wonderful company.

Annie Tyhurst

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 23rd November 2019
Saturday 8th February 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Teen friendly

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