Fun with Felt Flowers

flights-of-fantasy - flowers in every colour


Fun with felt flowers gives beginners all the basic information to learn felting around a resist. In the three and a half hours, students will make two different flowers, using different techniques, along with different centres.
Workshops start at 10am. I can teach up to nine people here and I can also travel within 20 miles if someone wants a group of friends (minimum 5 participants) in their own house or school. Fabulous idea for a hen party! Please note, though, I do charge mileage. If you have a larger group (say WI or class parents) I am happy to run workshops for up to 20 people in your own venue.
My workshops are not timetabled, so there is a great deal of flexibility on dates - just get in touch and we'll sort out a day to suit us both!

Please also check out my other listings for Workshops in a Wallet. These include Fun with Felt Flowers and Gone to Seed at Home, covering much of what you would learn with me here in West Horsley, as well as newer workshops - Loving Lavender and Creepies and Crawlies.
While I won't be able to answer queries as they arise, I will be happy to answer emailed questions if you have any as you progress through the workshop instructions or you can telephone me between 9.30am and 4pm.

Please note I cannot teach children without a responsible adult accompanying them and both must be booked on the course.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included and brooch pins/necklace ribbons for the finished flowers. Additional small packs of felt will be available at a nominal cost
Tea and coffee are included.
There is a reliable taxi service from Horsley station for about a fiver or I can collect just 3 people!


Nancy Shafee at flights-of-fantasy


Charles Cottage
KT24 6JQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Sara-Louise Meyer - - #32975

What a wonderful day felting, Nancy was an excellent tutor with incredible patience for the complete beginner. Her instructions were clear and you never felt out of your depth. She made it fun and enjoyable and the time passed all too quickly. Tea and coffee were provided as well as biscuits, she created the atmosphere of crafting with a friend, I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough. I will definitely be booking one of her others.

Response from flights-of-fantasy:

Thank you - to everyone who has responded, as I have only just discovered I can reply.
Sara-Louise you and Karen were a joy to teach, and so cheering after a year when teaching face to face was off the cards!

In-person course
Karen Teagle - - #32974

OMG can’t recommend this course enough. A fantastic day of felting with a teacher who could communicate well and had the patience of a saint. Nancy was very welcoming, friendly and made you feel at home straight away.
Tea and coffee was provided with a yummy biscuit and easy parking. The course was so much fun it was over to soon. And to End the day the local pub for lunch couldn’t have been better. Food was delicious and reasonable priced. We are definitely going to book another course later in the year.

Response from flights-of-fantasy:

Thoroughly enjoyed today's workshop! You two were a breath of fresh air after a barren year! Look forward to seeing you again for basket-making, perhaps!

In-person course
Hayley - - #31005

A very enjoyable and informative introduction to felting. I really enjoyed the time is spent with Nancy, not only because I learnt a new skill but she is a brilliant teacher. I took this class to then teach my students in secondary school and Nancy was great a giving me insights to teaching this to others. She clearly has experience of sharing her knowledge of felting to a variety of age groups and abilities.

I will be doing more felting in the future and if I've any more questions I know Nancy will be the lady to ask.

Response from flights-of-fantasy:

I'm looking forward to seeing what your students produce!

In-person course
Julie - - #24930

I had an absolutely great time on this course. Nancy is an excellent teacher and explained all the techniques in a clear and simple way. I was delighted with the 2 flowers that I made and I am looking forward to trying to make more on my own.

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Heather Smith - - #17854

Great teacher and course. Perfectly paced with clear instructions, which was what I needed as a complete beginner. I was delighted to come away with a unique creation that I had made.

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Lynne Simpkins - - #15408

Great course I leant a different way to wet felt which was great much easier I think. Nancy was a good teacher.

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Katherine Cole - - #14211

Very enjoyable - I'm sure I'll do more!

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Gloria Stein - - #13636

A wonderful tutor. I have learnt so much in one session with Nancy and now look forward to further sessions with her.

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Amy French - - #12179

An excellent introduction to felt. We both had a great time and have been inspired to do more!

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Debbie Crookes - - #10260

My first experience of wet felting and I absolutely loved it! Nancy is a great teacher- Very calm, patient and encouraging. A very informative few hours in a beautiful environment.

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Carol Gartrell - - #8993

A lovely day was had by all. Very clear instruction, a good pace, a friendly informal atmosphere and I just love my creations!

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Anne Anthony - - #8981

Nancy was very patient and informative.Great time had by all

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Felicity Knight - - #7174

Lovely morning making flowers - great teaching and a new hobby found, we'll be back to learn seedpods next!

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Hazel knight - - #7173

A really lovely class I've never made felt before and came away with two flowers and lots of knowledge and enthusiasm. Will definitely do another class.

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Katharine Trotman - - #6779

It was well organised and enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed making the seed pod as this was completely new to me and very attractive.

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Penny Le Brocq - - #6768

Very good course covering several methods. Never a dull moment!

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Verity Darby - - #692

Good instruction, well organised and great fun. Came away with two nice flowers.

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