Felt Making for Beginners - Learn how to make a beautiful piece of wet felted fabric
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About the Course
What to expect:
Join me and learn how to create a beautiful piece of felt. Using wet felting techniques you will have the opportunity to experiment with silkily soft merino wool fibres, play with colours and shapes and learn how to craft a lovely woolly piece of fabric that you can take home to use as a wall hanging, a framed piece of art, or to use as a piece of fabric to sew any item you can think of from.
What to bring:
All necessary materials will be provided. It would be useful to bring a clean towel and a plastic bag though, as your piece of felt is unlikely to be dry by the time you’re leaving.
What will you take away with you:
A lovely, tactile piece of felt. Designed and created by yourself. Note: It’s likely to still be damp, so bringing a clean tea towel and a plastic bag is a good idea.
None at all. This is a beginners workshop and no previous experience of felt making or working with wool fibres is necessary at all.
Number of places:
There are 7 spaces available for each course. With such a small number of us, everyone will get plenty of one-to-one time and have the opportunity to ask any questions or queries as they come up.
Access to venue:
The workshop room that we'll be using for the afternoon is up a flight of stairs and I'm afraid there is no lift. Feel free to contact me if you need further information or specific details.
Booking your place:
To book a place on one of my workshops, please send me an email via the link above with your name, which workshop you would like to attend and your email address.
Kat Wood is a York based Textile artist. After studying Art and Design at University, her preferred medium is felt, but she also works in embroidery, mixed media, crochet and knitting. Kat runs workshops in a variety of textile and art forms around the North of the UK, both commercially and in school and healthcare settings.
If there is anything that you’d like to ask, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All the tools and materials needed to create one beautiful piece of felt will be included. Tea, coffee, cordial and biscuits will also be provided.
A small library of images will be available to look through on the day to use as inspiration, or a rough starting point. Alternatively, if you’d like to bring an image to use as inspiration, you’re more than welcome to do so. Please note that this is a beginners class, and we will only be working in relatively simple shapes at this stage.
Further to this, all attendees will be offered a 10% discount at the venue shop; the fantastic Knit and Stitch York.
There is no parking at this venue. The nearest car park is the Shambles Q-Park, a 4 minute walk away. If you are coming to York via train, the station is about 15 minute walk away or a 10 minute taxi ride.
A very enjoyable afternoon, well taught and you come away with a creation you can carry on enjoying!
Teresa - - #15307
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. I learnt a new skill in a relaxed but instructive environment. A lovely group of people who interacted with each other.. Kat is an excellent teacher, organised, informative, supportive and friendly. Thank you
Ann Kirk - - #11137
An enjoyable afternoon. Kat gave clear and precise instructions with lots of beautiful merino wool to choose from. Kat makes crafting lots of fun too.
Janet Hood - - #10757
It was a very enjoyable session. I have made felt before but not in this way. It was good to learn a new technique. I shall certainly have a go at making more felt and might like to attend another course.
Rosemary Watts - - #5807
As a complete beginner to the crafty side of life, I was a little apprehensive about what would be involved but Kat put me instantly at ease and was extremely supportive and encouraging. I have never known 3 hours pass so quickly! It was a thoroughly enjoyable fun and interesting afternoon and I came away with a piece of unique piece of artwork for my wall! Kat's enthusiasm has inspired me to try other courses and I may well do another felt course as it was such a fascinating process watching the felt develop from strands of wool to a solid piece of material. Thank you Kat for encouraging me on my craft adventures!
Alison Harris - - #5728
That was 3 hours of sheer enjoyment for me. Excellent instructions, lovely refreshments and a result to be proud of. I've had my picture framed and am looking around for a suitable place to hang it. The picture framer was fascinated and wanted me to give him a blow by blow account of the process!!
Thanks very much, Kat, you are a star. X
Jill Tatler - - #5727
As a complete beginner to all things crafty, this was an excellent introduction and has definitely given me the bug! I still can't believe I actually made felt! Considering fuzzy felt was about the depth of my felt knowledge. Kat was a fabulous teacher, full of knowledge and made me feel very relaxed. I did this with my Mum, as did everyone and was an excellent opportunity to hang out, would thoroughly recommend it!
Caity Murray - - #4924
I had a lovely relaxed afternoon at Kat's felting workshop . I learnt how to magically make a piece of felt from wool fibres, which I am proud of . I did all this with my daughter , so very therapeutic for all generations , drank lots of tea too. Thanks Kat
Val Kay - - #4913
Excellent course. Kat is a great teacher and knows her stuff when it comes to wool! Feltmaking is a really interesting process which I knew nothing about previously. I learnt the basics of a new craft and also had a really chilled out afternoon. I was really pleased with the felt design I came away with. Thanks Kat!
Joanne Kay - - #4909
Well, I never knew felting could be such fun!. Kat is a great and humorous teacher, not to mention, excellent tea maker. I came a way with something to be proud of and much more than I expected. I got to spend time with my lovely daughter too as we went together
If you fancy a day trip to the fine city of York and a little creative indulgence thrown in, you should get yourself on one of Kat's workshops.
Tessa Murray - - #4907
I really enjoyed my felt making session with Kat last week. And I love the piece of felt that I made with it, I'm going to hang it on the wall :)
Stephanie Bridges - - #4904
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