Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Felt Making Classes
Felting is the process of fusing wool fibres (pre-spinning stage) together to create felt, which has numerous properties as well as being very versatile to use. I teach a range of needle felting techniques (for embellishment or to create beads, 3D shapes or creatures) as well as wet felting techniques including making flat felt, nuno felt and hollow or 3D forms.
Classes are tailored to suit so contact me to book for your individual requirements.
This class is also suitable for schools, hen parties, or crafty friends who might like to get together and try a new skill - do contact me for more details about costs.
I'd learned welt-felting last year with Toni, which was excellent, so came back tot his year's summer school to try needle-felting. Another great experience. I learned how to create a 'picture' by needle-felting onto a felt background base, create a 3d decorative piece & how to make a felted animal. Lovely tips on how to finish animal or bird pieces. I enjoyed every minute.
Had a very enjoyeble day at Abberton today, felting. Toni runs a very good class and being small and friendly you get the help you need. We came away with 3 items of needle felted pieces and a wet felted piece of fabric that we will make into a flower brooch.
I had a great time learning wet-felting, making a much-needed tea cosy (with a landscape design) & a gorgeous 3D pink & white rose, which I needle-felted into shape. I learned more about needle-felting & hope to create more at home. Toni is a fantastic teacher, always helping & encouraging you to enjoy the experience.
Spent a wonderful day learning wet felting with Toni. I finished three projects an iPad cover, a picture and the makings for a flower. Toni is warm and friendly and a wonderful teacher. Thank you Toni :)
Just had a wonderful morning with Toni learning needle-felting. Came home with a lovely owl that I made all my own work! Toni is very friendly, very knowledgeable and has an excellent way of teacher her crafts, the time flew by. I now feel confident to try some at home. Thank you Toni, would recommend you to everyone, and will certainly promote you where I can.
Toni happily included needle felting into a bespoke "playday" for me which also included polymer clay bead making and a very brief dabble with friendly plastic (much hilarity!). This was the third one to one session I have done with Toni and, as always, the day was friendly, fun and informative. Toni never scrimps on resources with so much to choose from and she is happy for you to use whatever you need / want. The class was very relaxed and I only stabbed myself a few times, coming away with something that vaguely resembled a cat - and armed with plenty of advice and tips (and more materials) to continue at home to perfect the poor creature (my artistic ability, not Toni's teaching - which was excellent as always).
Have done several classes with Toni now and I can thoroughly recommend her. Her classes are friendly places; you immediately feel welcome and confident. Toni is an excellent teacher and classes are generously resourced. If you are interested in wet and/or needle felting then one of Toni's classes is a good place to start.