Felt Making Workshops - Stratford upon Avon
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About the Course
Felt making workshops in my craft room on our farm near Stratford upon Avon.
Half day workshops run throughout the year, come and learn how to make beautiful felt, using wet felt technique. Your felt can be used to make a Kindle case, phone case or brooch or just use it as an art piece or wall hanging.
Small groups ensures plenty of attention.
Please get in touch on the email form above to arrange a convenient date and to book. Next date with space available is in the box above.
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?
Everything you need to make beautiful felt is included..
Refreshments provided - home-made cake - plenty of free parking.
Booked this as a present for my Mum’s Birthday. We both really enjoyed the felting morning and enjoyed Lesley’s hospitality. We came away with some beautiful pieces of work that we were both really pleased with and are looking forward to returning next year. Thanks again Lesley
Helen - - #11755
Three friends and I booked a day workshop as a surprise for a 50th birthday, and we all had a wonderful time not just the birthday girl! Lesley's tuition was just amazing and she was so patient with those of us who were perhaps not so artistically gifted...gave us such confidence! We all found it incredible how you can change strands of wool into a beautiful piece of felt and then a notebook cover....Lesley was very generous both with her materials and her time, and gave us the materials to try bead making at home when we had run out of time to do it at the workshop...we're looking forwards to being creative together again soon!
Thanks too to Carl for making us lovely coffee and collecting the lunch and to Lesley for the delicious cake! (We also enjoyed meeting your gorgeous dogs....so well behaved!)
We would all thoroughly recommend this course.
Sue Platt - - #11713
My daughter and I love attending different craft workshops but neither of us had never experienced felting previously. We had a wonderful session with Lesley in her craft room with excellent tuition and materials . We were amazed at how well our first attempts at a picture turned out all due to Lesley's help and demonstrations. We would recommend Lesley's workshops to anyone who is interested in Felting as she has a passion for her craft and guides you through the steps, carefully explaining the processes to ensure success.
Jenny - - #8967
Thorougly enjoyed the course, Lesley's workshop was full of beautiful felting and the tuition was very clear and Lesley helped everyone on the morning at different levels. I was pleased with my seascape and now just have to pop in frame. Would highly recommend if you want to learn felting. Best Denise
denise - - #7967
My friend and I spent a lovely morning with Lesley learning to felt. Lesley was good company and we loved learning how to felt. The cake was delicious! What a talented lady!
Karen Evans - - #7689
I really don't know what I can add to all the well deserved comments left by the other women, but my friends and I have already booked to come again after the Christmas celebrations. I enjoyed myself far more that I thought I would and Lesley and her amazing workshop exceeded all my expectations. Lesley and Carl's home is a beautiful homely one and full of loads of her handiwork to help you with inspiration. I wish her well and continued power to her elbows.
Helena Wyatt - - #6933
A brilliant introduction to felting and a lovely morning of craft, cake and chat. Lesley is passionate about what she does and shared her knowledge and expertise generously. I thoroughly enjoyed my morning, learned loads and have definitely got the felting bug. I'm already planning my next workshop.
Julia - - #6695
I can only repeat the glowing and positive comments. Excellent morning both my daughter, Megan , enjoyed it so much. We are booked to return for more. This workshop was both informative and creative a winning combination. The setting adds to the overall atmosphere. Excellent cake and coffee. Lesley is a good teacher we enjoyed her company and expertise .
Alison Bower - - #6431
A very good morning session gave a thorough grounding in wet felting. We enjoyed it so much we've booked another session to try making felt pots!
Jeanette - - #6296
Bought a Christmas Felt making experience for me and my wife as our anniversary present and we weren't disappointed. It was great fun making the felt and then decorating a wreath with it.
There were so many options to choose from, and we fully enjoyed ourselves! We couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Robin - - #3834
my daughter and I sample different craft courses - it is something we both enjoy - I will however say the course in felting that we shared with Lesley was one of the best - light and airy workshop - Lesley amazing friendly and informative - no pressure to finish on time - we both created a felt picture that will be treasured forever- and the tea and cake was just wonderful - my recommendation just go along and sample this wonderful course you will not regret it and we will be returning early next year
anne langstone - - #3605
Had the pleasure of attending this workshop yesterday, worth every penny it was a lovely morning, Lesley is a very friendly, helpful tutor - who also makes the most amazing cake. The workshop did run over but that's a credit to Lesley who doesn't rush you at all, there were only 3 ladies so we had as much attention as we needed, we all left more than happy with our completed projects. Highly recommended.
Samantha Jackson - - #2997
I can only endorse the many glowing comments of other satisfied customers. All of us came away with smiles a mile wide, having accomplished something which made us proud and in a glorious setting, with very attentive tuition. Lesley kept an unobtrusive, circumspect eye on us all...when gossiping meant we missed a stage, friendly advice prevented mishaps. It was more than just a course; to enjoy home-made cake, the rual setting and animals and her welcome and expertsie added to the experience. Thank you, Lesley!
wndyf-- 1 day ago - - #2530
I spent an amazing few hours with Lesley earlier this week making a felt pot. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to everyone - I had previously completed the introduction course and found that really helpful when making my pot so would suggest doing that course first. There was a huge selection of fibres to choose from and Lesley was extremely patient helping us all to successfully make out own pot.
Lesley made us feel very welcome, she provided beautiful homemade cake and we were able to go and feed the baby lamb and see the pigs during our break We were also able to purchase some beautiful eggs laid by Lesleys own hens.
This was more than just a course it was a wonderful experience. If you get the chance go and play.
Annette - - #2383
Had a lovely workshop with Lesley learning to make felt pots. Fully recommend this workshop. Lesley is very generous with her time and very knowledgeable about felting and and different wools etc, she has a vast selection of different colours, silks, and textures that you can use to make your pot, which you get to take home. Nothing is to much trouble, and she makes a cracking cake too!
Karen - - #2378
Fantastic workshop, even for beginners with no experience. Lesley's own work is inspiring and she is a patient teacher. We had a wonderful afternoon.
Kate Charman - - #2191
Just spent a lovely Saturday afternoon in Lesley's aladdin's cave of felting! Inspired by her stylish creations, we were all delighted with our own efforts. This was a small family group and we really enjoyed being taught by Lesley - she has a gift for teaching, using encouragement and praise, showing endless patience and generosity. Excellent value!
Sue Oldfield - - #2186
Myself and two friends attended Lesley's beginners course yesterday. We were very impressed with her patience and guidance she gave us and generosity of materials which is included in the price.
Amazing to see the fibres transform into a beautiful flower.
We would recommend this course, go on give it a go.
Annettewalklet - - #2175
I had a felting great time.... Thanks Lesley, for your generous time given to us on your beginners felting workshop and for your hospitality. I'll be back to learn some more very soon!!
Karen - - #2080
I have never done felting before and found Lesley to be very kind and patient. She has an extremely large selection of wool for you to chose the colours that you would like to work with and was certainly very generous in giving you what you needed.
We stopped for a cup of tea and home made cakes, which were delicious and then went back to finish our afternoon. We were having such a good time that we did not realise that we were past our stop time but this did not seem to bother Lesley at all.
As someone who worries about travelling and parking etc I was so relieved to see that there was plenty of parking and very easy to find.
Thank you for a lovely afternoon.
Michelle Sharp - - #2071
I had a very enjoyable afternoon with Lesley on the beginners felt workshop.
We were made to feel really welcome and Lesley was so generous with her patience, knowledge and materials. Lesley explained everything so clearly and i left with two pieces of felt. I am now trying to arrange a date to return to do the felted pots workshop.
Thank you for a wonderful time
Annette Smyth - - #2070
I attended the beginners workshop recently and was delighted with my two pieces of felt that I came away with. Lesley is very experienced and knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our varied questions. The morning was extremely friendly and relaxed and I would definately recommend it to anyone wishing to try this amazing craft. I have been inspired to try different techniques so will be booking myself onto more workshops.
Denise Allen - - #1785
My friend and I had a lovely few hours at one of Lesley's beginners workshops and came away with two pieces of felt we were really chuffed with. Lesley, herself, is incredibly kind and patient, explains processes clearly and makes fabulous cake! We're heading back for a more advanced class within the next couple of weeks - yay!!
Lisa Collins - - #1494
Just had such a great morning with my friend at Lesley's felt making workshop. Nether of us knew much about it but had been inspired by what we saw at the Fibre East show. Lesley is very experienced and talented but was very gentle with us beginners! We made two pieces with which we were pleased. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we enjoyed tea and homemade cake. I think we will soon be back for the next steps!
Brenda Chambers - - #1492
Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon ,fascinating and interesting ,I didn't
realise there was so much involved in making these lovely works of art.I am now the proud owner of my own piece of hand worked felt art.There were lots of colours to choose from, looking forward to going again .Thank you.
rosemary power - - #1336
We came to a children's workshop and I made a picture of a hedgehog. It was fun.
Guy - - #1153
I came with my friend for a special children's feltmaking workshop. We had lots of fun and made a felt picture. There were so many different colours we could use and other things like sari silk and bits of bobbly wool to add texture. It took me ages to decide what to do.
Rachel J - - #1152
What a fantastic way to spend a morning. I met several new people and created a beautiful piece of felt at the same time. It was really friendly and everything was well-explained. I never knew I could be so talented!
Karen Joseph - - #1151
We had a great day at the course, learning new techniques in a cosy friendly atmosphere. Home made cakes and tea were an added bonus. Great value for money so highly recommended.
Marian Burton - - #1150
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Course Start DatesFriday 22nd December 2017
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