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 for this workshop.
Join me for roughly an hour and a half 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 wool batts, acrylic filling to create a minimum of 5 natural coloured stones between 4-10cm in diameter plus a tester pebble. It also includes a chunk of olive oil soap, a needle felting needle and a length of linen yarn. I can also supply you with piece of bubble wrap if you haven't any.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
- 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
- old nylon pop sock or tights
- 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.
This course is taught online
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1½ hours (flexible times to suit)
Heather sent all the materials needed in plenty of time and clearly labelled. She had the online tutorial set up really well, so that we could watch her hands working as well as see her face as she talked us through. We got several pebbles made during the workshop, with lots of material left over to try more at home. She was patient and inclusive and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from her. Thank you.
Response from Tabletop Workshops by Purr & Wag It:Thank you Victoria!
I really enjoyed the course. It was well timed and we each made 3 felted pebbles. I feel inspired to make more!
This was a well presented course. Timing was just right, presentation clear and Heather was very informative. Would definitely recommend
Great couple of hours happily making pebbles. Heather taught us beautifully - nicely paced class and materials arrived ordered and in plenty of time. Would definitely recommend it.
I very much enjoyed learning to make felt pebbles with Heather. She was a great teacher and the pace of the class was really good. I was really pleased with the techniques I learnt and the pebbles I made . I thought Heather explained everything really well and she was very helpful . I would definitely recommend this workshop. Thankyou Heather.
Thank you Heather
The pdf is great, very clear
I very much enjoyed the sessions and will definitely make further projects
Teaching was excellent