No previous experience 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.
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 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!
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.
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The process used are 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 safe keeping 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.
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Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials, template and work sheet.
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 'Ask a Question' button.
* Table space
* 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)
This course is taught online
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Myself and two colleagues did this workshop as part of a team Christmas socialnevent and we all loved it.
Heather was great at explaining the steps to create the mistletoe and we were all impressed with the end result. Thanks Heather
Great afternoon doing something different. Very pleased with the end product. Heather kindly allowed us to organise as a mini work Christmas social event and it worked really well. Thanks Heather!
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I’m delighted with my everlasting Mistletoe. The workshop was carefully planned with clear and very friendly instruction. All materials arrived in the post beautifully wrapped and email communication prior to the workshop was great.
Many thanks Heather.
This was a very enjoyable workshop and I have made a beautiful sprig of mistletoe that will come out every year. It's a bit fiddly to make but Heather is a very patient and thoughtful teacher and the mistletoe is really exquisite. Definitely recommended if you are reasonably crafty and want to make something special.