Pre-felt Abstract Painting inspired by Braque & Matisse or make some word art with Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops



Perfect for abstract paintings, using pre-felt be inspired by the Bauhaus weavers, Matisse cutouts or Braque birds to create your very own masterpiece. Or make a piece of word art. You'll use scissors to cut/place different colours of pre felt atop a maximum A3 size pre-felt background. Then you'll use wet felting techniques to bring everything together to form your final pieces of work. Depending on the complexity of what you make you may have time to make more than one piece. Prior to the workshop I'll email you a password to the pre-felt collage inspiration page. A relaxed workshop taking place at Heather's home studio in Camberwell fuelled by plenty of home made cake and teas. This workshop needs a minimum of three to run and has a maximum of four. This means there is plenty of time for one on one attention. Heather always aims for sessions to be flexible to individual participants needs. This workshop uses wet felt making techniques to bring your cut pre-felt together into the finished piece. It's a simple process (once you know how) made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find it relaxing and some a stress buster. But, the final stages of of felt making are quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it’s not stopped anybody before and Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process. Want to know when new dates and courses are being added? Or, if you're looking for something a little different, contact me via 'Message the tutor' to discuss a bespoke package/the perfect date for you. How to get here: The workshops run from Heather's home which is on an unmade road a little under ten minutes walk from Denmark Hill station with trains running into Victoria Station, Kings Cross (Thames Link line) and London Overground. Or East Dulwich station running into London Bridge is ten minutes walk (up hill) away too. A 176, 185 and 40 bus all pass within metres of the house. Free parking can be found on Grove Park and on Camberwell Grove after 6.30pm during the week and all day at the weekend. Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note Heather has three cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). Antihistamines are available but her workshops may not be for you.

What's included in the price?

Bring your creativity and an open mind. Absolutely everything else is included. If you have food allergies please let me know 7 days before the workshop date and I'll do my best to make cake you can eat. If possible please arrive up to 10 minutes before the workshop commences for a prompt start. A How-To PDF (which includes suppliers) will be emailed to you at the end of the workshop but I can give you paper and a pencil if you like making notes on the day.


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Heather Fiona Martin is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is 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.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Spooky
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • UK Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Tutor can travel
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
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5 Stories Mews, Stories Road, London, London, SE5 8JJ

Booking options

Pre-felt Abstract Pain...
14:00 - 16:30
£56.00 See dates
Morning workshop
10:30 - 13:00
£56.00 See dates