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Handcrafting felt: Christmas decorations at Flatford Mill

Handcrafting felt: Christmas decorations at Flatford Mill

Duration: 1 day

Price: £60

Contact: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 12th December 2020

About the Course

Learn how to make felt using both the wet felting and needle felting techniques. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and soap for the wet felted method. It is a wonderfully tactile craft. During this relaxed day you can choose to make a Christmas themed animal, a decoration for your tree, a perhaps a Christmas wreath. Or you could choose to spend your time making a present for a loved one, for example a mobile phone or I-pad case – Toni will teach you how to make a hollow form using wet felting techniques so you don’t even need to sew it together. Materials are included. Depending on which project you choose you will take home at least one finished piece. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Course tutor: Toni Peers
Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults as well as vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network.

What to Bring
All materials for felt making are included.
Toni will bring some findings and other items which you may like to purchase to finish off your pieces, although these are not essential.

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?

Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Picnic lunch



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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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