As an artist and craftsperson, our tutor, Melanie is inspired by the array of colour and texture found in the natural wonders and beauty of the sky, water, trees, insects and flowers which is why this particular class suits our surroundings here @:Toolerstone.
If you love learning new creative processes and spending time creating art for pleasure and relaxation we guarantee you will get a lot of joy and fulfillment from attending our felted pictures workshop.
A bit more detail
This full day workshop will introduce you to the craft of felting, using wool fibres to create beautiful artwork. You will be encouraged to be experimental and get hands on as you enjoy learning the processes of this textile craft.
Taking inspiration from the colours and textures found within the garden landscape at Toolerstone, Melanie will guide you to explore new techniques, including wet felting, needle felting and textile embellishment.
You will have the opportunity to work with top quality materials, enjoying the colours, the soft feel of the wool and the wonderful process. Working with the wool fibres to create “Watercolours in Wool” is a lovely sensory experience!
About the Tutor
We are delighted to have Melanie Louise on board here @:Toolerstone. Melanie is a fully qualified Art, Craft and Design Teacher with a degree in Fashion and Textiles. She started her career working in main-stream education teaching art to 11 – 18 year old high school students. In December 2019, Melanie made the exciting leap to give up mainstream education and focus full-time on her business; Crafts in the Valley.
She has been awarded the Students Choice Platinum grading on the Craft Courses website.
Melanie believes “in creating a safe and friendly environment, and encourage her workshop guests to enjoy the process of the craft, without the pressure of worrying too much about the outcome. The outcomes are often far freer, and created with more fun and love this way!”. We couldn’t agree more!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Your day @:Toolerstone
09:00 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone and introduction to Melanie with coffee & pastries
09:30 Time in the gardens for inspiration & to sketch your ideas
10.30 Introduction to Wet Felting and discuss ideas.
11:00 Start Wet Felting Process (tea & coffee will be served)
13:15 Delicious homemade, organic lunch in the refectory
14.30 Introduction to Needle Felting and Embellishment Techniques
16:30. Workshop ends but, your love of felting will continue
What is included?
All materials & tools
Aprons are provided for the day
Free onsite car parking
All Refreshments & a delicious lunch
You can take home your work and show it off with pride
What do I need to bring?
If you would like to bring any favourite threads, materials and embellishments you are more than welcome to use them in your work.
1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)