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Felt slippers - felt-making workshop with Debra Esterhuizen

Duration: 5 hours over one day 10am - 3pm

Price: £60

Contact: Debra at Debra Esterhuizen

Karma West
121 Highgate

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Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

This course is for experts and beginners. I will show you how to create a wonderfully woolly warm pair of slippers fitted to your own feet.

We will employ the wet felting method of felting using colourful merino fleece dyed with non toxic dye from a choice of several beautiful colours. This method is very easy but does require some elbow grease!

Stage by stage I will show you all you need to know on how to tease out the fibres, agitate them and fix them with soap and water so that they will last for many years to come. You will be delighted with the speed and ease in which you can make them. There will be no sewing.

Using the method demonstrated on the day, I will show you how to make these wonderful slippers for any size so that you will have a valuable resource for the future for making fabulous gifts for family and friends.

Debra has taught over 2000 people in her ten years of felt making and also draws upon her expertise from previoulsy being a Psychology Lecturer. Debra's teaching methods are very relaxed and in a calming therapeutic environment.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

I will provide all materials necessary - i.e. wool and silks for finishing

Please bring scissors, apron, as you may get wet on your lap and an old towel.

Please bring a packed lunch or there are cafes close by.

Parking in various car parks nearby please bring change.

Want to review this course?

What a brilliant tutor and a fantastic course. I absolutely loved the studio it was so welcoming and vibrant a veritable aladdin's cave of material. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. and will definitely be attending another of Debra's courses.

The Appleby Hub is a lovely place with a very friendly feel and a nice café downstairs which does lovely food.

- - #15075

What a lovely, calm creative environment and such a supportive teacher. I really enjoyed my time at the Appleby Hub and left with a lovely pair of slippers. Debra is so generous with her attention and information. Looking forward to the next workshop.

- - #11809

What a lovely, calm creative environment and such a supportive teacher. I really enjoyed my time at the Appleby Hub and left with a lovely pair of slippers. Debra is so generous with her attention and information. Looking forward to the next workshop.

- - #11807

I highly recommend Debra's workshop She is a wonderful teacher, who encourages your own creativity whilst sharing her knowledge and experience of felting. I loved the calm Debra creates in her studio, which is an Alladins cave of beautiful wools and silks, which Debra has sourced, and with her art work the walls. All of which for me, made the class even more enjoyable as I was able to relax, which aids my learning.

I made a lovely pair of slippers which I love to wear, and thanks to Debra's fabulous teaching have been able to go on to make two more pairs at home. I have had felting supplies for a while, but wasn't confident enough to give it a go, but think I will be making many more. Thank you Debra, and hope to see you again on another of your wonderful workshops.

- - #8688

I loved this course... Debra is a very friendly, helpful, calm and wonderfully creative teacher. Her beautiful studio offers a wonderfully colourful and nourishing space in which time enjoy hours of crafting, with lots of materials and felts to choose from and explore. The Appleby Hub is a lovely community centre to discover, with delicious cake and lots of books to mull over in the lunch break. I highlight recommend this class, not only for the slippers but for the pleasure of sharing time and ideas with a wonderful teacher in a creative studio. I'm now seeking further opportunities to felt and also go back for another course!

- - #7331

Thank you for a wonderful day all round, my felt slippers that i made are beautiful and have been admired and commented on lots, Debra's tuition was very good and well explained, and the friendliness of the whole day was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend it to others and would love to go on another course.
Louise Green

- - #7329

We had an excellent time on this course. Debra is a great teacher, who explains things clearly and seems to have endless patience. Her studio is calm and comfortable in a lovely building. She has gorgeous wool supplies in lots of luscious colours, and the slippers i made are not only comfortable, but they are more beautiful than anything I have seen in a shop. I highly recommend this course.

- - #7278

Went on a slipper making course last weekend. I had a wonderful day with great people. Debra is a lovely, warm person whose knowledge and enthusiasm for her craft is infectious to all around her. Great day - and I came home with a fab pair of slippers !! Go ahead and book for Debra's courses - you won't regret it.

- - #7272

friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with very good instruction. Would definitely go back again.

- - #3553

It was a lovely day, very relaxed despite the elbow grease!!
Debra was a good teacher and guided us through the whole felting process and passed some useful tips for when we do our next pair of slippers at home

- - #3552

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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