Christmas felted Mistletoe sprig with Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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Description

No previous experience is necessary. The fast fix way to make a sprig of my covetable Everlasting Mistletoe. NB: When thinking of a date remember I will need to post your kit to you. Please note this workshop needs a minimum of 2 people to run. You'll learn how to create the branches from floristry wire and 100% wool and cut the leaf shapes from the 100% wool felt provided. Then we'll attach the berries and leaves by hand stitching and add a final flourish with a piece of red organza ribbon. You should be able to complete a sprig within the session but you may need to finish adding some berries and leaves afterwards. The last 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 time if you too want such a generous display. Or join another online class! How many? Minimum 2 and Maximum 8 at a time - these workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention as well as being flexible to the participants' needs. Message me for one on one pricing. For whom? The process used is simple but you will need to use your fingers to tension the wool when creating the branches and the hand stitching is a little fiddly. If you have arthritis in your hands or a tremor you may find parts of the process challenging and it may take you a little longer. But that's ok as I won't just disappear at the end of the workshop. You will always be very welcome to contact me regarding this or any other of my workshops. Preparation before the workshop: To maximise the workshop time you need to prepare your leaves beforehand. So please open your kit as soon as it arrives and follow the instruction sheet included. It takes up to 30 minutes. Pop them back in the kit for safekeeping once they're cut. Want some mistletoe but no time to make it or If you'd like to learn how to make the mistletoe from scratch, ie, by making your own flat felt and balls just drop me a line for pricing. 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 of which Tabletop Workshops is the teaching arm. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

What's included in the price?

All materials, template and worksheet. And yes, extra materials can be purchased if you want to cement your learning by making sufficient sprigs for a large bunch of mistletoe or sprigs for friends and family. For more information please select the 'Chat with the Maker' button.

What you will need

* Tablespace * Sharp embroidery/sewing scissors (nail scissors will do as an alternative) * a small bulldog clip can be useful * Some participants like to use a thimble (not got one? tape a coin to your 'pushing' finger) * Pliers (but only if you want to vary the length of the floristry wire used)

Duration

2½ hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

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

Maker


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.

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Romantic
  • Public transport
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hen dos
  • Evenings
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
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