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

Sprig of everlasting mistletoe topped off with red organza ribbon
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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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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)

Maker

Heather Fiona Martin at Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

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

Duration

2½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Price

£50

Postage

£3.95

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Reviews

In-person
ruby bender - - #36473

I had such fun making my own felted mistletoe and will keep it as a festive decoration for years to come!!

The kit was super straight forward and very well instructed. Heather is a great teacher and has clearly thought out the process to make it a fun and engaging.

Highly recommend for some festive fun with a beautiful decoration to take home after.

In-person
Marian - - #36313

Lovely way to spend an afternoon. My Mistletoe turned out well and Heather's instructions were very straightforward to make sure we were all on course to produce the best Mistletoe we could. Lovely way to be sociable without too much pressure as everyone concentrates on their crafting with tea and coffee and brownies. Would definitely recommend.

In-person
Thais - - #36274

The Mistletoe making course was a great Christmas activity for anyone who loves arts and crafts.

There was very clear step by step explanations that allowed participants to work at their own pace which made a lovely and calm workspace. I particularly love the feeling of watching what you are making develop and transform into something new as you go through the different stages and start to bring it together - some wires into a stick, into a branch and eventually into a plant.

I would definitely recommend taking this course as not only was it fun but there is something very rewarding and special about making your own Christmas decorations.

In-person
Penny Sychrava - - #36228

I really enjoyed making the mistletoe and am really pleased with the end result. I found the process of making very therapeutic and calming and the instructions were clear and paced right for all in the group. I was really pleased with what I managed to achieve and think it looks professional. The whole afternoon was fun and had the right Christmas spirit. I would definitely do it again.

Live online
Charlotte J - - #31965

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

Live online
Jenny M - - #31902

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!

Live online
Lesley Whitby - - #31829

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.

Live online
Diane Stafford - - #31804

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.

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