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'Fields with Red Poppies ' wool watercolour or painting with wool fibres course with Textile Artist Raya Brown

Duration: full day 10am-4pm

Price: £75

Run by: Raya Brown
at Magic Wool Studio


Bevere Gallery
Bevere Lane

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About the Course

" Fields with Red Poppies " wool painting course. Complete beginners are welcome! Great value for money!

This course will take place at the beautiful Bevere Gallery in Worcester on Saturday 23rd of February.

Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose.

Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well as people with some knowledge of Art and Craft.

Following Raya’s step by step instructions you will create an amazing picture with some lovely watercolour effects and textures, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Come around and enjoy tactile therapeutic experience of working with beautiful featherlight strands of natural fibres in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Drinks and delicious homemade lunch from our cafe is included.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and a frame are included. Tea, coffee and delicious homemade lunch from Gallery cafe are also included in price.

Want to review this course?

Spent a wonderful day at Raya's Magic Wool Studio creating the 'Robin in Snow Drops' wool painting. This was a new technique for me which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Raya is a patient teacher who is generous with her knowledge of this creative craft

I would recommend anyone attending Raya's workshops as you will have a lovely day and a take home a piece of art you can be proud of!

- - #18551

Raya is a very gentle, patient and inspirational teacher. She creates a lovely relaxing atmosphere to work in and you never feel rushed.

- - #17419

Fabulous workshop! I have really enjoyed the whole process- very therapeutic and beautiful execution of a wool painting with sort natural fibres. Professional tuition with individual approach .
I love my painting and thank you so much to Raya Brown for a great day I spent at your Magic Wool Studio!


- - #16765

Had an amazing day today, very relaxed atmosphere. Raya was very helpful and always on hand to offer advice when needed but allowed us time to experiment and learn. My children were very impressed with my finished result and is already hung on the wall! Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing but productive day.

- - #15037

I spent a fabulous Sunday creating a felt cushion cover at her Felt making workshop, I was amazed how it happened, something magical starting with wool fibres and finishing up with a whole cover. Raya was so attentive and intuitive in helping me get the finished look I wanted and I could feel her enthusiasm at my enjoyment of the day - am looking forward to my next lesson - so much to learn - thank you Raya

- - #14757

It was a wonderful day- very relaxing. We all produced amazing results due to the excellent teacher.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone. Raya spent lots of time with each individual . I will be doing more felting.
Thank you, Raya.


- - #13513

A thoroughly enjoyable day, with an excellent tutor, Raya. The technique was new to me, but it was very well explained and demonstrated and the finished result is very pleasing.


- - #12367

Thank you for the inspirational felt making workshop. I have fallen in love with the magic of felt!
I made a beautiful felted flower brooch which I attached to my bag. I would recommend this workshop to anyone- clear instructions, professional tuition with a creative approach. I am coming back to Magic Wool Studio to explore felting further and make more beautiful things.


- - #11989

I spent a great day at Magic Wool Studio with Raya Brown learning an amazing technique of wool painting. Wool painting for me was like making a picture with various fibres. I fell in love with this technique. I would like to say thank you to Raya who inspired me so much to create my work. Raya is a talented and patient tutor who gives clear step by step instructions to help her students achieve great results within a day workshop. I would recommend this course to anyone.

- - #11333

Did not know what to expect but Raya soon made everyone feel at home and we were quickly to work on our creations. Raya is an excellent teacher, engaging and encouraging and provides an excellent choice of wool and frames for use on the course. It was fascinating to see how the pictures evolved throughout the day and lovely to take something beautiful home as a memento. Highly recommended by someone who was a complete beginner!

- - #10587

Having painted with watercolours for many years, I approached the workshop with more than a little apprehension. How could one paint with wool? Would it be possible to complete a landscape in five hours? My worries were unfounded. Raya is an excellent teacher with endless patience and encouragement. I learned how to build colour and texture using fine Merino wool and completed an autumn landscape which was beautifully framed ready to take home.
Many thanks, Raya, for giving me the confidence to pursue this addictive hobby.
A further workshop is on the cards.

- - #10407

I had a great day with Raya at her Magic Wool Studio. I have learnt a Magic Technique of creating a painting with wool fibres. I had never heard about wool painting before the course. I loved it. Raya inspired me so much to make more and more wool paintings. Fantastic experience. Would recommend it to anyone.


- - #10074

I have had a wonderful day! Raya is welcoming, warm and encouraging. With her guidance I managed to create a painting that I am so proud of. Thank you Raya.

- - #9667

What a great way of painting with wool fibres. I never knew that wool could be used to create pictures. Such a unique technique and so addictive. I LOVE IT. I found the workshop very therapeutic and inspirational. I recommend it to anyone. Will definitely come back to learn more wool painting techniques. THANK YOU

- - #9258

I thought the workshop was therapeutic. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Raya proved to be a great host providing us with tea, coffee and cakes all day. It was great to recreate a holiday picture I took of the Devon landscape where I used to go on holiday. Raya showed me how to create this picture using merino wool and other fibres. I was amazed that using Raya's techniques I could create a wool painting. I am so proud of my work and it decorates the kitchen wall in my house. Raya Brown is a professional teacher with lots of skills and experience. I would recommend this course to anyone.

I would not class myself as an artistic person but this workshop gave me new confidence to continue with my artistic side.

- - #8943

Such a lovely lady with a great talent! Passionate in her business which shines through into her incredible work!

- - #8903

I so enjoyed this course and was very proud of my finished wool painting. The process was really enjoyable and Raya was a patient, friendly, and helpful teacher. I strongly recommend this class.

- - #8307

I am so pleased to have found Magic Wool Studio where the artist Raya Brown teaches a range of skills and crafts. Raya is using her professionalism to guide you through different stages of creating an art work. I was particularly impressed by her knowledge of composition and colour scheme which she passes on to her students at workshops. I feel that I learnt so much within a 6 hour workshop. I am fascinated by wool painting technique and so happy with my wool picture. I'm going to attend more workshops especially felt making classes. I would recommend Raya's classes to anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced artists.

- - #8135

A thoroughly absorbing workshop. I had never worked with wool before and hadn't appreciated what a flexible medium it is. Using fibres to create a landscape and blending the colours was both exciting and refreshing with an amazing and colourful outcome. Raya's patience and skill in demonstrating and teaching was much appreciated.

- - #7628

Thank you Raya. I had such a wonderful day.
I was a bit nervous beforehand, but now I am the proud owner of a fabulous picture, complete in its frame.
Raya is gentle, patient and experienced teacher and I really think she was so great to bring out the best in me, despite my lack of confidence.

- - #7515

Thank you very much for your expert teaching. I had a lovely day-it was nice tackling a new skill. I am looking forward to having another go. I am planning to attend another wool painting workshop with you in February.

- - #7376

I loved this wool painting class. Even though I do not have much art experience Raya was very approachable and helpful. She was awesome! I felt like I had success yet I was challenged.

- - #7220

Thank you so much for today. I absolutely loved making my cottage and garden wool painting.
My new hobby! Hope to see you again soon.
Kathie xx

- - #7012

I have never thought that felt making was so easy and enjoyable! I loved your workshop Raya. Felt making is so therapeutic and I am totally addicted to it now. I am planning to attend a lot more workshops at Magic Wool Studio. Thank you!

- - #6313

I would like to thank Raya Brown for fantastic time we had last Saturday. My friend and I are absolute beginners in felting and wool painting. We were a bit apprehensive at the beginning but the way Raya structured her course made it so easy to learn, enjoyable and relaxing! Raya offers a unique therapeutic way of working with fibres and students enjoy the process well as the end result. My friend and I are so pleased with our wool paintings. Would recommend to anyone.

- - #6201

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Friendly welcome, excellent tuition for a total novice with no previous art/craft experience + those with experience. Well structured, great pace. I am totally amazed by what can be created in such short time. Thank you!

- - #6012

Excellent workshop! Well structured and informative. At the end of the great day you got to take home what you made which was a great idea. The workshop was held is an art studio which was warm and comfortable. The day went too quickly. Well Done!

- - #5992

What a lovely course. We were made so welcome and the teaching was excellent keeping to each persons individual pace and needs. we came away with lovely pictures and more importantly the skills to continue to paint in felt independently if we wished. Thank you.

- - #5231

What an inspiring workshop! Great demonstrations and it was great to try something new. I really enjoyed it and hope to make many more pictures. Thank you Raya!

- - #5128

Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and seeing everyone's interpretation of similar scenes. Never used these techniques before. So have learnt something new and had a really good day.

- - #5030

Wonderful workshop. A completely new technique and I will do this again. Thank you so much. Gillian

- - #5029

A really lovely relaxing day! Workshop and clear step by step instructions were perfect for a beginner like me. Raya is a patient, helpful, welcoming and very talented lady. The end result was really lovely, pleasantly surprised and happy with it. Thank you Raya!

- - #4888

A super day! Lots of lovely creative ideas, clear demonstrations and instructions from Raya. Suitable for beginners! A picture to take home, framed and ready to hang. Thank you.

- - #4680

The day has been wonderful. We were made to feel so welcome! The workshop and instructions were so clear and so helpful that you finished with a product you could feel really proud of!

- - #4679

What an enjoyable day!
Clear step by step instructions.
The end product surprised all expectation! Wonderfully relaxed and informative. Thank you, Raya.

- - #4638

Very informative and fun day. No art skills required for a lovely outcome. Very clear instructions and helpful advice given throughout the day.

- - #4107

Really enjoyed the day, learning a new craft. Lovely group in a very supportive, creative and comfortable environment. Brilliant day. Thank you.

- - #4105

Had ab great day with Raya at the Magic wool Studio today. Wonderful ideas and techniques , and came away with a painted wool picture I love. Would highly recommend this workshop

- - #4016

A lovely relaxed workshop. Raya is very patient and showed us many techniques of working with fibres. I never knew that wool and silks could be used in such a creative way. The end pictures were wonderful. Will come back for further workshops. Thank you very much, Raya!

- - #3382

A wonderful day that we both thoroughly enjoyed. It is hard to believe that we have created such lovely pictures! Many thanks to Raya for sharing her expertise in such a professional and relaxed manner.

- - #3374

Expert tuition with such pleasant approach.

- - #3259

A most enjoyable session . Inspirational use of wool tops which opens up a new world of texture and colour.

- - #3100

Raya's workshop was a wonderful experience and very therapeutic. It was fantastic to see our pictures grow and even with some guidance and instructions our pictures were quite different from each other. There was no pressure and plenty of room to be creative. I have learnt so much and feel inspired to rush home and make lots more !

- - #2879

Thank you for a lovely day Raya. I have gained many new skills for my work box. Hope to see you again soon.

- - #2724

What a fantastic day! We had such fun and learnt so much from Raya! She is an excellent tutor, clear instructions and very willing to help and advice. Will certainly be back for more.

- - #2723

I attended this workshop last Sunday. I learned so much about wet felting and created 2 lovely flowers for my daughters. I enjoyed every minute of the workshop and I am planning to attend a few more classes at Magic Wool Studio.

- - #2488

I had a fantastic day at Magic Wool Studio with Raya Brown on 5th of March. She is a professional artist and an inspirational teacher! Totally enjoyed the workshop! I made some lovely flowers! Would recommend it to anyone!

- - #2263

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 23rd February 2019

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