In this fun and easy workshop, you will make a beautiful garland to hang over your fireplace at home this Christmas. Simply stitched and individually decorated with buttons, beads and ribbons, these little stuffed hearts are a unique and individual creation. Thread five or six of them onto a satin cord and you have a garland that you will want to bring out every Christmas!
You will be invited to choose your own colour scheme from our gorgeous selection of fabulous fabrics; tweed, velvet, needle-cord and liberty prints. We will have prepared these for you in advance so that you can quickly get on with designing. Stitching them together is simple but the fun part is deciding how to embellish them. We will provide a sparkling array of beads and buttons, some motifs, which you can applique on if you wish, lots of ribbons and some jingle bells!
Bring a friend along and enjoy this creative workshop with Christmas treats served in the decorated hall by the fire. A great way to get you into the yuletide mood!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Timetable of the day
09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to your day with Jill
10:30 Time to start your garland & choose your fabrics
11:00 Coffee will be served. Cheeky sherry & mince pie anyone?
11:15 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00. Delicious homemade, festive lunch served fireside in the Hall
14:00 Continue with your creations
15.15 Tea and seasonal treats
16:30. Workshop ends and you can take your garland home with you!
What is included?
All materials & tools
Aprons are provided for the day if required
Refreshments & a delicious lunch
Free onsite car parking
The most important bit….your very own festive garland to keep
What do I need to bring?
Feel free to bring any fabrics and embellishments you have been keeping for that special project!
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to enthusiastic professionals!
1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)
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1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)
Wet felting Day at Toolerstone, Cheshire
Thank you for such a lovely, ‘relaxing’ and therapeutic day. Myself and my friend Renate enjoyed it so much and are looking forward to completing our ‘masterpieces’ in the garden with some wine!
We came as novices and learned a new skill (well lets hope I can do it a little better next time now I sort of know what I’m doing)! It was a full packed day of learning, eating and enjoying the company of others, some of whom were a little more experienced! Melanie(Craft in the Valley) was very patient with each and everyone of us. I never felt foolish or disappointed with my efforts even when being the first to break a felting needle!
Melanie’s approach to teaching is both calming and informative. She is very clearly exceptionally skilled at all she does.
The venue was a perfect setting, the food was delicious and we enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine through the owners beautiful gardens.
Easily the best workshop that I have ever experienced. The welcome, the venue, the workspace, the ambience, Camilla and her friendly staff, the wonderful food, Melanie our lovely tutor and the superb range and quality of the provided materials were all exceptional. I have attended many workshops across the UK and this is the only one that I have found to be totally faultless. Absolute perfection. The cherry on the cake is that I now have a felted landscape, of which I am very proud, thanks to Melanie's friendly, patient and expert guidance.
Thank you all for an amazing day, I will be back.
Response from @:Toolerstone:Thank you so much for your fabulous review Lynne! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We really hope you come and see us again very soon! From the @:Toolerstone team x