Crafts in the Valley - Felted Pictures Workshop in Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire



Felting and free motion machine embroidery workshops. Learn how to create watercolours in wool! Crafts in the Valley offers textile and fused glass workshops at the Creative Chameleon Studio in Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire. Full day workshops start at 10.30am and finishing at approximately 4.00pm. In this full day workshop you will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of textiles skills including wet felting, needle felting, hand embroidery and free motion machine embroidery. By the end of the day you will have created a beautiful piece of felted artwork. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a selection of beautiful dyed merino wool, alpaca or wool from British sheep, that are naturally coloured and just as lovely. All wool fibres are purchased from the wonderful Wingham Wool Works or World of Wool. Only the best quality materials are used on this workshop. A flat piece of felt will be made using the simple process of wet felting, manipulating and matting fibres together using soapy water and a bit of elbow grease! In the afternoon, extra detail is added to the felt using needle felting and machine embroidery or hand embroidery if you prefer. Most workshop participants opt to create a beautiful piece of felted art, some prefer to turn their felt into a more functional item. The choice is yours! Lots of inspiration and top quality materials will be available for you to work with. This workshop is offered to individuals and private groups, it's designed for art and craft lovers, beginners or experienced crafters. It is great for those new to art and craft who simply want to enjoy a creative day out and try something new. The workshops have proved popular with mothers and daughters, couples, family and friends who wish to spend some quality time together. Lots of participants also come on their own and enjoying meeting friendly, new people. I am a fully qualified Art and Design teacher who has taught GCSE and A Level Art for the past 16 years. I have been running art and craft workshops for adults for the past 6 years. Feedback from workshop participants is always extremely positive. I have received 5* ratings on the Craft Course website and Facebook reviews. The Calder Valley is a great place to visit or make a weekend of it if you are travelling far. Hebden Bridge is a quirky town filled with independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is well known for its exciting art, craft and alternative music scene. It is also a great place if you enjoy nature, walking and exploring the countryside. Private group workshops are all available on request, if you have a group of 3-5 people. I have studio space available for private workshops or I can travel to a venue of your choice.

What's included in the price?

Workshops include all materials, refreshments, cake and unlimited cups of tea and fresh coffee. Please bring a packed lunch to the class. After a day of Creative Escapism with Crafts in the Valley you will feel relaxed, inspired and a little bit spoilt!


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Crafts in the Valley

with Craft Courses since 2016

Message the tutor

I’m Melanie, I deliver a range of creative art and craft workshops in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. As an artist and craftsperson, I enjoy playing with fused glass and textiles. I’m inspired by the array of colour and texture found in nature. I’m a fully qualified secondary school Art and Design teacher with a BA Hons Degree in Fashion and Textiles. A workshop with Crafts in the Valley is a special day out, learn creative skills and de-stressing! We refer to it as Creative Escapism.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Tutor can travel
  • Stag dos
  • Evenings
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
platinum badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


Crafts in the Valley - Unit 4C Topland Country Buisness Park, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5RW