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Exploring felting with fibres and fabric at The Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge


Duration: One day 11-4pm

Price: £48

Run by: Josephine Gornall
at Phinefibre

Birchcliffe Centre
Birchcliffe Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 8DG

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About the Course

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

Experiment and explore felt-making with a variety of different techniques to make one or two textural pictorial or abstract pieces of felt. Discover the different ways of working with and felting fibres and fabrics. Lots of samples to look at and mull over followed by a practical demonstration, then make one or two textural pictorial - seascape, landscape or abstract felted peices. Select from a wide choice of gorgeous coloured wools and plant fibres and lots of other goodies. 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.

The workshop is held in Josephine's studio in the lovely Birchcliffe Centre a converted chapel in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Free car park.

Hebden Bridge has 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.



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- - #21174

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.

- - #20211

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.

- - #19963

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.

- - #19942

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.

- - #18740

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 28th July 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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