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Explore felt-making with fibres and fabric with Josephine in Hebden Bridge

Felt Sea side picture - student

About the Course

A fun workshop with fibre and mixed media artist and tutor Josephine Gornall.

Experiment and explore felt-making with a variety of different techniques to make a felt picture. Lots of samples to look at in my studio where the class is based, followed by a practical demonstration of felt-making, then make one or two textural pictorial - seascape, landscape or abstract felted peices. Select from a wide choice of gorgeous coloured wools, plant fibres, yarns and fabrics. Explore mixing colours and different types of fibres together. Embed wool, yarns and fabrics into the felted surface to create texture and form.

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What's included in the price?

Small class. Suitable for all especially beginners.
An abundance of wool and plant fibres, yarns and natural and synthetic fabrics will all be supplied. All use of equipment included.
Teas, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Private workshops are available for families and friends in my studio. From two people upwards. Please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

The workshop is held in Josephine's studio in the lovely Birchcliffe Centre a converted chapel in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Free car park.
There is a railway station and buses stop right outside the centre.

Hebden Bridge is well known for its wonderful mix of independent shops plus lots of cafes.


Josephine Gornall at Phinefibre
Birchcliffe Centre
Birchcliffe Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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4½ hours (10:30am to 3:00am)

Next available date

21st November 2020

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In-person course
- - #30977

I would highly recommend this course for anyone with even a passing interest in learning to do this craft. Jo is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspiring to her students. Amongst other things she shared the fascinating history and the technical details of the materials which are surprisingly varied. Not requiring the manual dexterity of many fibre crafts, this makes it very accessible so it is possible to complete a rewarding project within the day. I had a lot of fun and a great opportunity to unleash my latent creativity. Thanks Jo!

Response from Phinefibre:

Thank you Joy, for writing such a lovely and detailed review which is very much appreciated.

In-person course
- - #30724

I can wholeheartedly recommend this day for anyone curious about wet felting!
The studio is bright and welcoming and has an amazing array of materials available to explore and use. Jo is both a talented artist and a very able teacher: her style is warm and supportive and she skilfully guided us through the processes of felting at our own pace. After that we were free to create whatever we had in mind: there was plenty of inspiration in the studio to help develop those ideas and Jo gave just the right amount of input to each person to keep us all moving forward …and produce pieces that were significantly better than we might have hoped as beginners! Being able to experiment with so many different wools and textures in one day was a real bonus. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable day!

In-person course
- - #21174

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- - #20211

Had a lovely day doing Jo’s course. Jo is clearly very experienced and enthusiastic about what she does and fortunately for us, knows how to teach felt making to beginners.

She had lots of wool we can use in many beautiful colours. Everyone made amazing felt pieces. It’s also a really relaxing process and very satisfying to create something so lovely to take home.

I also felt I got a good understanding of the process, which was an added bonus.

I totally recommend this course with Jo. She is also very warm, friendly and helpful and makes everyone feel welcome. For a one interested in art and felt making, this course is not to be missed.

In-person course
- - #19963

I had a great day on this course with fellow felters and Jo was a brill teacher. Inspirational surroundings and a wonderful selection of wools and different fibres to work with. I was so pleased with my felt picture and if anyone wants to learn the art of felting, this is the course for you.

In-person course
- - #19942

Loved the course and its content and the studio is fabulous. Can highly recommend to everyone . I cant wait to go back and do more.

In-person course
- - #18740

Absolutely loved this course! Informative and interesting with plenty of opportunity for discussion covering different materials and technique . Excellent practical demonstrations and the right balance of tutorial and practice. Will definitely look to attend further courses in the future.

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