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Felt Pumpkin Making Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate



Join us for a fantastic day learning to felt you own wonderful Pumpkins all in the beautiful surroundings of Nottinghamshire’s finest vineyards – Hanwell Wine Estate. Located in our 100sqm Craft Barn our exceptionally talented tutor Rachel Morley will introduce you to the tools and techniques of working with felt, so by the end of your session you will have accomplished a beautiful handmade felt flower posy to display for your table. What you will learn – to make a felt pumpkin, you will learning several felt making techniques: wet felting, combining wool and silk fibres (carding), making felt ropes and dry needle felting. This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners or people who want a new project. During the session you will make two flowers and stems. Outline of the day: 10am | Welcome with refreshments and meet tutor Rachel Morley Introduction to the tools, showing of techniques and handling of the felt. 09.45am | Start felting your pumpkins under instruction from your tutor. 11.30am | Refreshments. 11.45am | Back to felting. 1.15pm | Time for home with your completed felt pumpkin About your Tutor Rachel Morley B.A Hons: Local Artist and Feltmaker Rachel creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felting method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range of Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel loves to experiment with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage of their varying qualities. As a contrast, she enjoys the challenge of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls. Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovative products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative. Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Felt making. She is a member of The International Felt makers Association and of Design Nation. Along side this she is also a supporter of the Campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6.

What's included in the price?

All tools & materials. Refreshments and snack


4 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Stag dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
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No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners or those wishing to learn the art of cyanotype.


Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG