Course Start DatesSaturday 22nd February 2020
About the Course
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture.
You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture.
Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre felting, dry felting and wet felting techniques, tailored to your pictures requirements. Really exploring how to manipulate the fibres to get the effects you want.
Day 2 Is all about the detailed work, using a combination of dry felting and needle felting techniques. You will learn a variety of skills and be able to explore the techniques with my guidance that will bring your picture to life.
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What's included in the price?
All materials and equipment are provided, all you need to bring with you is an inspirational image and a packed lunch. Biscuits and beverages are provided, should you want soft drinks or have special dietary requirements please can you bring what you need with you.
I learnt lots over the two days and am delighted with the results. Bridget has a wealth of experience and is generous in her sharing of it. An inspiring two days!
Krystyna Gadd - - #20026
The course was set in a lovely light and airy village hall with new born lambs in the field outside. Six very different craft enthusiasts with talents in many different areas came together to make six very different wet felted pictures under Bridget's watchful eye. She is generous with both her time and her knowledge. I would highly recommend this course.
Jane Firth - - #20025
Really enjoyed it. Excellent instruction and lovely sized class and great choice of coloured fibres. Very relaxing and enjoyable two days.
Helen - - #18499
A very enjoyable two days. Bridgette was very helpful to everyone.
Would recommend it.
Debra French - - #18435
An enjoyable two days with great results.
Bridget is very generous with her time and input. There was so much to see by watching other people’s pictures as well as your own.
I wish there had been time to learn more about the finishing off process by needle felting but maybe that’s for the next course!
Julie Slocombe - - #18427
This was a great course in a beautiful quiet location. The materials were inspiring and Bridget’s teaching was excellent. As a wet felting beginner I learned so much and created a picture I’m proud of thanks to the right balance of advice and encouragement and individual attention throughout the two days. I’d definitely recommend this course and would love to do it again sometime.
Hazel Wilkinson - - #18402
I learnt new ways to wet felt and learnt how to add details to my work with needle felting too. I particularly wanted to learn how to produce more detailed pictures.
I learnt a lot in the two days and feel like I can take my felting to the next level now.
I am looking forward to completing my piece and producing something I can really be pleased with.
Bridgette is very talented, knowledgeable and friendly.
Rebekah - - #16064
Having done a few felting workshops before I found this workshop provided me with far more techniques and tips that I had not been shown before. The venue was lovely and the small class meant we all received the attention we required. I left feeling totally inspired to continue to develop my felting skills.
Mary Newbegin - - #16043
My second weekend with Bridget and it was brilliant. The other ladies in the class were really good company. Bridget is a very patient tutor and wants you to learn. She is generous with her knowledge and skills.
I have come away with so many more techniques that have added to the ones I learnt last time and feel confident to try to paint a wool picture on my own.
Thanks for your encouragement and support Bridget. We all came away with amazing pieces.
Gillian - - #15803
Very much enjoyed the course, venue was good and there was a very good supply of quality materials. Possibly may be helpful to show all the group the techniques that were discussed individually as some of the tips may not have been relevant to the particular piece we were working on but would be useful in the future.
Kate Readman - - #15210
The course was fantastic! Bridget is lovely and very generous with her time and knowledge ensuring that I and the other ladies achieved amazing results. I was so engrossed for the two days that the time flew by although I did manage to finish my poppy picture. I'd always wanted to learn how to felt pictures and would highly recommend the courses Bridget runs. She is a very talented artist!
Fiona patrick - - #14770
What a lovely way to spend a weekend meeting new people, learning new skills, relaxing and also coming away from a two day course with a felt picture you can be proud of. This is exactly what happen to me last weekend when I attend a two day felt picture masterclass course run by Bridget Bernadette Karn.
Bridget made you feel welcome from the minute you arrived. My course was made up of five more ladies, we all got on really well, each one of us making different themed pictures from landscapes, seascapes to flowers.
Bridget was a true professional she spent time with each of her ladies giving us advice, showing us ways to make our pictures better, guiding us and passing on her skills and knowledge to help all of us learn how to wet felt and needle felt resulting in some very good pictures being produced. Bridget is a very talented lady and a excellent teacher. I would recommend one of her course to anyone wanting to learner how to make a picture through the art of wet and needle felting, you will not be disappointed.
Wendy Place - - #14715
I found the course fascinating and learnt several new techniques.We all produced very different pictures and they all looked great. I found working from a picture challenging and stimulating - Bridget has an amazing eye for colour and helped us to see colours in our photos that we had not noticed ourselves. It can be difficult to tell how much work will be involved in a certain picture so I would advise taking a few so that Bridget can help you choose. I am enjoying finishing my picture at home and look forward to coming again.Thank you Bridget for a brilliant weekend.
Hazel Kemp - - #14711
An inspirational course.
Bridget is an excellent teacher- in terms of knowledge, delivery and pastoral ability.
Bridget is only too willing to share the techniques she has learned and developed.
She gives constant one to one teaching and support .
Bridget worked with each student’s strengths and ideas while assisting each one of us to experiment with new found skills. We all completed a fantastic creation.
The materials Bridget provided were of the highest quality- all prepared well in advance of the course.
She created a lively ,friendly environment in which we worked.
Altogether an excellent course in a wonderful pastoral setting.
Thank you to Bridget and the course members for making the occasion so memorable.
Maureen Hudson - - #14708
I’ve just spent a wonderful weekend immersed in the joys of felting. Bridget is a patient, caring and inspirational teacher. It was great to see everyone’s projects - all markedly different - and the various techniques used to make them. I am sure I will be back to do more of these weekend courses to learn more from such a master craftswoman whose felt art has been accepted into the Royal Academy’s Sumer Exhibition. It’s a lovely part of the world to learn in too. I’m hooked!
Hazel - - #14673
What a wonderful experience. I was a complete novice to painting with wool but managed to produce a picture I am proud to frame and hang. Bridget was welcoming, as were the rest of the ladies in the group, enthusiastic and happy to share her knowledge and skills. Yes sometimes you had to wait for her time but I had bought a group experience so realised this would be the case. I have already recommended her to a friend and we have booked another weekend.
Gillian - - #14206
This was the second course I have done with Bridget and learned even more techniques than before. The course is well organized and over 2 days provides enough time to complete a picture. I would recommend it to all budding felters.
Margaret Wildridge - - #14070
I really enjoyed this course. It was a relaxed and friendly weekend. I learned a lot and Bridget is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic which is catching. However, I agree with a previous reviewer about having to wait for pointers on what to do next. I realise Bridget is very keen to help everyone and give some one to one help. I took photos but when I got home it was hard to remember everything. I think a handout with the basics and order of the process would be very helpful. That said, I can thoroughly recommend Bridget's workshops and I am thinking of doing another one in the not too distant future. Thank for making this a great learning experience especially for a nervous first time felter.
Jean - - #13548
I am a complete novice at felting, but after this weekend I feel confident enough to "have a go" on my own! I learnt such a lot my only problem will be remembering it all - despite my taking photos and writing notes! I had a wonderful time!
Angela Hammond - - #13510
This was the third time have attended one of Bridget's weekend workshops. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Bridget it attentive to everyone's needs sharing her time equally amongst the participants. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and brings out the best in each participants piece of work.
Bridget creates a safe space for people completely new to the process of felting to 'have a go' and produce great pieces of work. The workshops are relaxed and friendly and generate a great sense of camaraderie.
A definite must do if you want to lose yourself for a weekend immersed in your own creative flow! She also provides all the tea and biscuits you can consume in a weekend!
Louise Matson - - #13314
I really enjoyed the course and learnt lots of new skills and techniques! The only feedback i would give is that people were often waiting for pointers on what to do next as everyone was at different stages of completion. However there were often techniques that most/all of us needed to use at some point so might have been better to get everyone to gather round and watch how to do it. Then they wouldnt have to wait to be told what to do when they got round to that new technique.
Holly Lanigan - - #12830
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Holly, yes as you say there is a lot to be gained from seeing what everyone is doing, I will aim to encourage this more. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.
When you lead such a busy life it is fantastic to escape and spend 2 whole days doing something creative. Bridget is very generous with her knowledge and helps you to learn different techniques but allows you to develop your own style. This was my first attempt at felting but will certainly not be my last.
Cate - - #12744
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Cate!
A great experience, so informative
Bridget is so knowledgeable and so generous in sharing her knowledge and experience. I really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely recommend this course
Jackie Bennett - - #12729
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you!
I looked forward to this Masterclass for months and it didn't disappoint. Bridget made everyone very welcome and the other 5 ladies were lovely. Bridget is an excellent teacher and gave everyone individual attention throughout. I learned a lot of new techniques which I am keen to practise. Everybody seemed to create a lovely picture and I was certainly pleased with the one I did - Although I had some prior experience of felting I could never have done it without Bridget's expert tuition and guidance. I would also recommend the nearby The Ship Inn I intend to book again next winter
Jean Stephenson - - #12711
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Jean!
I found the two day felting course very enjoyable. I arrived with no knowledge of felting, and left having learnt how to mix wools and various other techniques. Bridget was very organised and explained everything very clearly. I'm very proud with my finished piece of felt work and would definitely do another course if i had the opportunity. Thank you very much for the experience, hope to see you again next year.
Lynne Haslam - - #12117
Brilliant course. Bridgette is a very patient teacher and knows how to mix and match colours and textures. Will definitely be booking another course.
Alison - - #11901
Very enjoyable weekend.
Learnt a huge amount
Thank you to Bridget for sharing her knowledge and making it an enjoyable 2 days.
Clare - - #11475
This was an excellent course - Bridget's teaching was very good and individually tailored to our needs. I learnt new skills in felt painting which I will use all the time from now on. The location was very good and convenient for the motorway network. I would also recommend staying in Bridget's Air BnB Lodge in the village. I will look forward to coming back for another visit.
Pat Abbott - - #11424
This is my second weekend workshop with Bridgette and it was equally as good as the first! Bridgette is a great teacher and very generous with her knowledge. I wanted to learn different skills so my picture I chose was completely different from my first workshop where I did a Mountain Hare which is now framed and on my wall. This time I did a landscape of Autumn and Winter Wheat and cannot believe how well it has turned out. Great weekend, Great company and a lovely piece of work too. Thank you Bridgette and Fantastic Accommodation in your airbnb lodge!
Jacky Corsby - - #11417
This is the second course I have been on with Bridgette, and as with the last time, it was an excellent 2 day course.
Bridget is very knowledgeable and really helpful, plus immensely patient.
It was a wonderful two days and I learnt so much, shared with some nice and friendly ladies.
A great spot to visit and a very relaxing, constructive and a really enjoyable time, I am now hooked.
Annette - - #11416
A thoroughly enjoyable weekend in good company. Bridgette was extremely generous with her knowledge, expertise, hospitality and materials. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. Carry on Bridgette !
Christine Roworth-Gaunt - - #10581
I arrived as an absolute novice and left with a picture I could never have dreamed of making - and all the information I need to finish it off at home. Bridget is warm and encouraging, generously sharing her skills and knowledge. I loved this course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the process, regardless of their experience. Above all - it was great fun!
Penny de Quincey - - #10543
A wonderful two days immersed in colour, texture and learning new skills. I was able to proceed at my own pace with Bridgettes skills and guidance. I couldn't believe the second day was at an end! I came home with a beautiful piece of work and a weath of knowledge and skill.
Thanks to Bridgett, her generosity of time and skill and the lovely people who also took the course.
Ann Chappell - - #10508
The masterclass was excellent. I arrived with both a challenging and a more simple picture as my inspiration for the 2 days and Bridget did not hesitate to suggest that I attempted the more challenging picture . Throughout the two days Bridget guided me on the composition of the picture sharing with me her knowledge and experience. I am very thrilled with the results and have learnt so much on how to use colour and techniques to achieve the desired results.
The 2 days were very relaxed and informative. Bridget is very generous with her time and experience providing you with confidence to have a go on your own!
Dianne kilburn - - #10482
Bridget is an inspirational teacher, she is patient and develops both experienced and novice participants. I came away with a piece of work I could never have imagined making and a set of techniques I know I will use in the future. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Susan Howe - - #10476
A very enjoyable informative 2 day course. Had a very limited knowledge about felting and the process of felting. Was shown how to build up my picture from the foreground to the front and the fine detailing after the felting process. A very relaxed and pleasant environment to learn in and Bridget is a very informative and competent tutor. Really enjoyed it!
Jenny hunter - - #9122
I came with the intention to learn how to portray light and shade more successfully and I certainly got the help I needed. The individual attention helped me to progress so that I now feel much more confident to tackle turning my own photographs into felted pictures.
Alison Liddiard - - #8744
I travelled all the way from Norway to participate in this course, and I was not disappointed. :-) I love working with textiles and have previously done some feltwork, but not as detailed as this. I learned a lot and found a lot of inspiration in Bridgette's work, as well as the other participants' projects. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to find news artistic ways of expressing themselves. Bridgette is an excellent teacher!
Rigmor Lie Thorsen - - #8681
Very relaxing two days.
Jenny Jackson - - #8636
This was a really enjoyable way to spend a weekend. There were only four of us on the course so Bridget had lots of time to spend with each of us. Everything was very well organised and there was lots of different coloured wool to choose from. Bridget showed each of us individually how to create a colour palette and talked us through how to build a picture. Her techniques are very different from anything I have seen before - a much gentler way of working but with fantastic results. Everyone went away with a beautiful felt picture.
Marlene Laing - - #8449
Having never tried any form of felting before I was a little worried about attending a two-day workshop. However, Bridget made me feel welcome and comfortable from the beginning. Although in an informal setting with tea/coffee and biscuits on tap, the workshop was well structured, informative and fun. All the tools necessary to create a picture were provided along with a multitude of wool choices. Plenty of individual attention meant that Bridget could (and generously did) impart techniques, tips and ideas that improved each unique style of picture. The small class number meant we had time to chat and get to know and encourage each other in our efforts. I left with a piece of feltwork I was proud of as well as a much better understanding of the art of felt picture-making. I would be very happy to recommend this workshop.
Shelley Nelson - - #8393
This was an intense 2 day course from an excellent teacher and accomplished artist. I particularly valued Bridget's fine art skills as well as her knowledge of wool and the felting process. Bridget was encouraging and reassuring and got the best out of all of her pupils. I would thoroughly recommend the course, whether you are a skilled artist/felter, or not.
Helen Murch - - #8004
I would thoroughly recommend this 2 day course. Bridget is a great teacher and gave each person lots of one-to-one guidance. The small group size worked really well and each person was able to progress at their own pace. I was very happy with the picture I managed to produce and have had lots of positive comments from friends who have seen it. It was really interesting watching the pictures each of the other participants created taking shape over the 2 days. I would love to do another of Bridget's courses in the future.
Judith - - #8003
I attended this workshop with no previous experience of wet felting or knowledge of the felting process and walked away with a picture good enough to frame! The small numbers on the course (6) enabled Bridget to guide us through the process and teach us the skills required to complete our picture. The venue was great, all materials supplied, drinks and biscuits on demand, all in all a very enjoyable and successful workshop. Can highly recommend.
Edwina Subritzky - - #7474
Super course. Just 6 participants so Bridget could give lots of individual attention to us. All materials and equipment supplied. Bridget is a fantastic artist and her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for working with felt was infectious. We felt she tailored her tuition to your individual needs - obviously based on the image you wanted to recreate, but also based on the level of experience you had and what you wanted from the course. Can't recommend it enough.
Dave Nelson - - #7430
I had a fantastic weekend on Bridget's felting course. I learnt so many new things which is always exciting to do. Bridget spent time with all of us individually, and was very patient informing us of what to do. The venue was perfect. All of us on the 2 day course went away with a picture we were proud of and all of them were very different. It was nice to be able to create a picture that had special meaning for each of us. I will be back in the New Year to do another course as there is always something to learn!
Davina Abbott - - #6143
I really enjoyed the weekend. I learnt so much from Bridget and found her to be a very good teacher. We were a small, friendly group of people who took pleasure in seeing each other's individual pictures develop. The setting was quiet and peaceful with good facilities and Bridget supplied all the materials needed. I would definitely recommend this course - it was money well spent. Thank you, Bridget.
Jan Whitehouse - - #6123
I've looked forward to this workshop for some time and it did not disappoint. I had a lovely weekend with all the help and tuition I needed.
It was great fun with like minded people. I'd recommend the workshops with Bridget to anyone.
The setting was lovely and peaceful and we were lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine streaming into the room.
All in all, tip top!!
Jane whitehouse - - #6046
This course was absolutley brilliant! We were a small and intimate group which afforded maximum one to one tuition and allowed all attendees to get to know one another and become friends. The materials provided were of the highest quality and meant that our finished work really reflected the photographs they were portraying. The venue was lovely; bright and airy with good facilities and in a quiet, peacefull and accessible location. Last but not least, our tutor, Bridget, was first class! She not only taught us how to make felt pictures but also shared her knowledge, skills, tecniques and tips in a very empowering manner. I Loved the whole experience and would count it as one of the best £110 I've ever spent!! Thank you Bridget xx
Sandra Broadfoot - - #6003
This was a return visit as I have found them so enjoyable. Very small classes so plenty of individual attention. Other students all seem to have en interest in art and textiles and it always becomes a very friendly and informative group. The amount of tips and expertise that Bridget imparts is amazing and a lot of practical help is given so that no one is left struggling no matter how limited their experience. I can thoroughly recommend it
Jo walker - - #5808
I had so much fun on this course and would highly recommend it to anyone! The location is gorgeous and serene, perfect for the activity. Camped nearby and made a weekend of it and the camping and pub were also great. I had a small amount of experience doing wet felting and felt pictures before but didn't fully appreciate until this course how much goes into creating this art. Calling it a Masterclass is definitely appropriate! Not only do you make your own beautiful piece over the weekend, but Bridget is so generous sharing her knowledge and techniques that I'm confident anyone - brand new or experienced - would learn a lot.
Amy Gurski - - #5466
This is my second course with Bridgette. Bridgette has a wonderful eye for the colours and textures within nature. The class is a wonderful opportunity to relax, make new friends and develop fine fibre art. She knows her stuff and generously shares her knowledge to help others flourish. The class is thoroughly enjoyable and I will definitely attend another class. Thank you for a lovely weekend.
Mrs Snorky - - #4129
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