About the Course
Please contact me regarding flexible dates for groups of 4, individual sessions or for information/pricing on a fast track version of this workshop where the felt and berries are prepared for you.
Using the wet felting method you'll be guided through how to make a piece of flat felt to use for leaves, as well as how to make 3D "beads" to use for berries. You'll then cut the felt into between six and 12 mistletoe leaves and with a bit of wire cutting, wool binding and stitching, I'll show you how to create your sprig of mistletoe. Please note as felt takes a while to dry your everlasting mistletoe will be damp when you leave.
By the time you leave you will have learned the basics of wet felting including making beads as well as basic stitch.
This workshop takes place at Heather's home studio in Camberwell where there will be plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee to keep you going through the more strenuous parts of the process.
NB: the main 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.
You'll learn how to make a piece of flat felt, cut it into a minimum of 6 mistletoe leaves and make at least 3 tiny 3D balls for berries.
Maximum 4 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.
Please arrive from 1.20pm for refreshments ready for a prompt 1.30pm start.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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