About the Course
This is a short workshop suitable for beginners upwards. It uses the basic wet felting process, a little bit of wire cutting and stitch.
Contact me regarding flexible dates for groups of 4 or individual sessions as fixed dates are sold out.
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.
NB: the current photo is not a sprig but a large bunch, you'll need to buy extra materials and do some making in your own home if you want this much or come and make some more with me.
By the end of this workshop you will have learned the basics of wet felting including making beads.
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 1.15pm 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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