Felted pebbles or stacking stones with Purr & Wag It

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Description

Hi there, this workshop needs TWO participants minimum. Either invite friends to join you or sign up and we'll find somebody else. Please bear in mind I need to post your kit(s) before suggesting dates. Join me for roughly two hours and learn how to make felted wool pebbles using simple wet felting techniques inspired by Jim Ede's pebble displays at Kettles Yard and land artists Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. Display your pebbles on a table in a bowl on a window ledge or shelf or thread them onto a linen string to create a window/wall hanging for your bathroom or elsewhere in your home. Or create a stack of "stones" - focussing on a single task can help concentrate the mind from thoughts and worries. It can be extremely relaxing whilst developing a sense of patience - finding the centre point of gravity can prove tricky with woollen stones and requires a slow steady hand! The kit I'll send you provides you with sufficient wool tops, wool batts and acrylic filling to create a minimum of 5 natural coloured stones between 4-10cm in diameter plus a tester pebble. I can also supply you with a piece of bubble wrap if you haven't any. Let me know if you don't want the wrap.

What's included in the price?

- wool tops - wool batts - acrylic filler - small selection of embellishing fibres - piece of bubble wrap (if you don't have any) - chunk of olive oil soap - needle felting needle - length of linen yarn * Please let me know if you would like to make brightly coloured pebbles

What you will need

- leg from old nylon tights or a pop sock - access to a bowl of hot water/washing up liquid - piece of bubble wrap (A4 size is sufficient) - kitchen scales if you want to follow my video precisely! - sharp scissors (if you don't have embroidery scissors a good stand in are nail scissors.

Duration

2 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

Maker


Heather Fiona Martin is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to her community work she runs Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Intermediate level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
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