About the Course
weekends 2-4.30pm evening week days 7-9.30pm
Please contact me regarding flexible dates for groups of 4-6, individual sessions or for information/pricing if you'd like to learn how to make this from scratch, ie, by making your own felt.
Fast fix of my covetable Everlasting Mistletoe
a) prepare your branches using wire and wool
b) cut leaf shapes (templates available if you wish)
c) attach the leaves and berries
d) tie a piece of ribbon
e) repeat at home if you want to turn your sprig into a bunch
For those of you who don't have the time (or the inclination) to make your own felt for the leaves and beads but do want some very covetable everlasting mistletoe.
Taking place at Heather's home studio in Camberwell come on a specified workshop or gather a group of friends (up to 6 of you) for a specific day/time.
Fuelled on an ample supply of refreshments and home baked cake I'll show you how to bind the wire, cut the leaf shapes and add the leaves and berries using stitch. Finish your sprig off with a hanger and red ribbon bow.
NB: the last of of the pictures shows a massive bunch and not a sprig. You'll need to buy extra materials and cement what you've learned in your own home if you too want such a generous display. Of course, you'd be very welcome to come back to Purr & Wag It HQ for a further tabletop workshop to make some more with me after eating a bit more cake.
Maximum 6 at a time - these workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty time for one on one attention as well as being flexible to the participants needs.
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. 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 at the weekend. On the ground floor of the house with flat access and a downstairs toilet.
I have been making felt with people of all ages with many differing abilities for many years now. It’s a simple process (once you know how) but elements 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 I am very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.
Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note I have 3 cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). I do have antihistamines but my workshops may not be for you.
A bit about me:
I am a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. I am an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to my community undertakings I also run Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Tabletop W Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.
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What's included in the price?
Everything - all materials, equipment and instruction sheet.
Not forgetting tea, coffee etc and home made cake of the week.
NB: Extra materials can be purchased at the end of the workshop by those wishing to make sufficient sprigs for a large bunch of mistletoe.
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