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Felt Picture Making Workshop in Rugby!


Duration: half day (10am-1.30pm)

Price: £55

Run by: Karen Wyeth
at Karen Wyeth Contemporary Felt Artist

The Barn
Houlton
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 0AB

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About the Course

Join me at my Beginners Felt Picture Workshop to learn how to create a beautiful picture of your own using merino wool! On this half day workshop you will be taught how to lay down the merino wool fibres and build up the image and how to mix colours by carding. I will then take you step by step through the wet felting processs.
You will leave with your own felt picture which you can further enhance at home with stitching if you wish. Half way through we will take a short break for coffee and home made cake. Workshops are suitable for beginners or those who already have some experience of felting.

I also run a follow on, Advanced Workshop, which will introduce you to other fibres you can use in your pictures, such as silks, angelina fibres and even gold leaf! I will also demonstrate free machine embroidery, needle felting and hand stitching, which you can add to your pictures at home.

Felt picture making workshops are run throughout the year at The Barn in Houlton, Rugby (CV23 0AB), close to Junction 18 of the M1. This is a beautiful brand new community centre with lots of space and light, right next to the lovely Tuning Fork café, perfect for lunch afterwards! There is plenty of free parking. The venue is all on one level, so suitable for wheelchair users.

Small groups ensure plenty of individual attention (max 6 people per class)

Current dates and availability are shown on my website. If you get a small group of your friends together, I am also happy to arrange a date to suit you - ideal for birthdays, ladies groups, hen nights and other celebrations!

‘What a truly enjoyable time was spent with Karen learning how to felt! From beginning to end the tuition was excellent, interspersed with laughter and cups of tea. Such a pleasing, tactile product to create! New skills learnt, advice given for further enhancement of piece. Time and money truly well spent!’ Gail, May 2017

On the day, please bring with you an old medium sized towel and a plastic bag to take your damp towel home in.

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?

Cost includes use of all equipment, all merino wool, plus tea/coffee and homemade cake.


Want to review this course?

I recently attended a second workshop led by Karen, so I have now done both the introductory and advanced sessions. Both have been very well organised and resourced. Lots of ideas of things to do and patient, helpful tips, too, throughout the sessions on techniques to include on your picture. Excellent social occasions, too, as it's a great opportunity to chat to fellow crafters and see their approach. All complimented each time with tea/coffee and cake. The venue is delightful, too. A modern barn conversion, well lit rooms and easy access to all facilities for everyone. Can thoroughly recommend these courses.

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I booked the beginners course with two friends before Christmas and we enjoyed it so much that we went back for the Advanced course on Saturday. Karen helped us with our wet felting with reminders of what to do and gentle suggestions for how to improve our pictures. The additional fibres and techniques she showed us have inspired me to get even more creative.

- - #20663

I really enjoyed making a wet felted picture and realising all the processes that went into it. A new craft for me and hopefully I will be able to attend an advanced class at some stage. Karen was very helpful at all times and the cake she made was delicious. Craft Course voucher was a good Christmas present choice.

- - #19995

Response from Karen Wyeth Contemporary Felt Artist:

It was lovely to meet you Susan and thank you for taking the time to review my course. I loved the landscape picture you created! Hope to see you at another course soon!

I really enjoyed this course. I've always wanted to learn how to make felt and this was a wonderful way to learn. I've got a lovely picture that I made to take home and I'm looking forward to doing another course with Karen.

- - #19887

Response from Karen Wyeth Contemporary Felt Artist:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave me a review Sharon! So pleased you enjoyed the course, and what a great seascape you created! Will look forward to seeing you at another course soon!

Although I had never tried felting before, it was not daunting as Karen guided us step by step. The experience was great fun and I found everyone very friendly. I was very impressed with my painting at the end of the day and couldn’t quite believe that I had made it myself! I wholeheartedly recommend this course and Karen is an excellent teacher.

- - #19574

Making a felt picture was great fun. Each step was explained before you had a go yourself and Karen was always there ready to offer help, advice and encouragement. Merino wool is very tactile, smooth and soft to touch and the colours are so enticing! Anyone could do this workshop; you don’t need to be artistic, just able to lay out your chosen picture in wool. The wet felting gives movement to everything and that gives life to what might otherwise be just a static ‘copy’. It’s fascinating to do because you never quite know what the results will be! But a warning, it is addictive…

- - #19565

I am about to do my 3rd felting course with Karen and I'm already hooked! Karen is an excellent teacher and everyone always creates something beautiful to take home with them. The courses are small and friendly and great value for money. A course with Karen would make an excellent gift for a crafty friend too. And Karen's homemade cake is always a yummy treat.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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