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Feltmaking: cushions, pictures - footstools and more cushions

Duration: One day

Price: £70

Contact: Barbara Simmons Meek at Feltworld - Creative Art courses

ST19 5BL

Course Start Dates

Sunday 1st March 2020
Saturday 14th March 2020
Sunday 29th March 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020
Saturday 18th April 2020
Friday 1st May 2020

About the Course

Interiors: Pictures, Cushions, Upholstered footstools

Brighten up your home with a unique hand made piece of art work.
Wet felted landscape picture or a needle felted landscape picture, cushion or you may like to cover a footstool...the possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to mix different colours of fleece/wool like an artist mixes paints. Incorporating scrummy bits and bobs of alpaca, wensleydale curly tops and silky shimmers to enhance your picture.

You will need to bring a selection of pictures or a brief idea along for inspiration, or I have images and examples that you may like to work from.

You will make a simple wrap around cushion cover then use a sewing machine to sew together - support given. 14x14 inch quare finished. cushion pad -additional charge.

Footstools - Create a sturdy piece of felt and cover your footstool. (footstool additional fee £15) 10 inch x 10 inch square.- Foam 3 inch depth - ball feet
No zips but you will make your own felt buttons or hand made balls also look great on the cushions. To fit a cushion approx 12 inch x 12 inch (not included)

The felting experience will be held in the heart of Staffordshire -in a lovely village -Penkridge. Close to the M6 junctions 12 or 13 off A449

I have small groups to ensure that you get lots of attention.

You may like to spend a nights in a local hotel or B&B.
Please take a look at my website for more information (link above).

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?

All materials except when specified.

Refreshments and a light lunch provided.

Want to review this course?

Had a wonderful day making a wall hanging. I learned a lot of techniques, had a lovely lunch and thank you for the cake. I shall definitely be booking another course. Thank you Barbara for some fabulous company and a lovely relaxing day.

- - #28329

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Loved your picture of your beautiful house in the sun, under the blossom of the tree🌞. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

A really enjoyable and creative day spent making my own wet felting bag.
New to this art, Barbara was patient and explained all of the steps really well.
Also very well looked after with a lovely lunch, cake and endless tea.
I will be back to learn more .

- - #28328

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Well done in your first experience of wet felting and creating such a lovely seamless bag 😀. Will look forward to seeing what else you make next time.

Had a fabulous day working on my first ever wet felt picture with Barbara. Such a great tutor and having access to all the materials and colours you could ever need in a nice cosy small group so lots of help and guidance. Will definitely be booking another one. Slippers next! 😀*****

- - #28030

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Your picture is really beautiful Tracy.
It is so inviting and draws you in the the floral meadow.
Looking forward to teaching you cosy toes slippers 😀.

Fantastic day wet felting and making a footstool. Very easy going and given lots of time and instruction so happy with the final results. Lovely lunch and lots of cups of tea and biscuits. Thank you so much .

- - #20190

Fantastic day. Learnt such a lot and Barbara was super. Thank you so much. Will definitely be returning to learn some more skills.

- - #19480

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you Lucy,
Looking forward to teaching you the next level of feltmaking techniques. Barbara

I’ve now been on a couple of Feltworld courses. A recent full day batik course resulted in a beautiful picture that is now framed and on my wall. An earlier felt landscape course also resulted in a lovely piece that I’m in the process of framing. In both cases the knowledge and friendliness of the instructor made for an excellent creative day. Highly recommended.

- - #17684

Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:

Thank you for an encouraging review David. Keep creating :-).

Nice day making felt landscapes. Good to learn a new technique!

- - #17542

Really enjoyed learning something new and had fun making felt landscapes! Managed to get two A4 landscapes done. Barbara was really nice and helpful and it was a very pleasant workshop day!

Thanks :)

- - #17541

I had a really lovely day on Barbaras wet felt making day. I made a floral piece of felt which i turned in to a cushion cover. I will be booking my sister and i onto another course to make a felt scarf and then a bag ...oohhh i think I have caught the felting bug lol.
Thank you very much Barbara x

- - #16198

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