About the Course
One day Christmas felting workshop, taught by Toni Peers and run by the Field Studies Council.
Spend a day creating presents or decorations using handcrafted feltmaking techniques. In this one-day class, Toni Peers will cover both wet and needle felting techniques that can be used to create decorations or presents. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and soap for the wet felted method, it is a wonderfully tactile craft. On this day you will learn how to needlefelt to create a robin; and other such decorations, which can stand alone or be joined together to create a Christmas wreath. If you prefer, you could spend the day making a handcrafted felted item for a loved one for Christmas – this might be a bag, phone cover, tea cosy – I will teach you how to make a hollow form using wet felting techniques so you don’t even need to sew it together.
Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults as well as vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network.
Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.
The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.
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What's included in the price?
All materials are included. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee.
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