Intro to 3D Wet Felted Bags Workshop with Liz Riley

Wet Felted Bags


This workshop will be delivered by Liz Riley and supported by Lynn Comley (2 Tutors).

You will spend the day in the magnificent Richardson Conservatory within the award-winning Scampston Walled Garden. This workshop gives participants all the basic information and skills to learn the technique of 3D wet felting, you will create a beautiful medium sized seamless wool felted handbag.

Felt is surprisingly strong and no two pieces will ever be the same, this is the time to embrace your creativity and add your personal mark.

This method of felting uses soap, warm water and agitation to tangle fibres together to create felt. In approximately 5 ½ hours you will explore making a colourful handbag, we start by using a resist (pattern) for your bag you will then be guided through choosing colours and textures and the wet felting process.

There will be a short 30 minute break for lunch, in order to maximise teaching time. After the workshop you will also be able to visit the surrounding gardens which close at 5pm.

You do not need any prior experience and you will be provided with all the necessary materials and equipment to use on the day.

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, equipment and tuition to support and guide you through the process of wet felting using traditional hand rolling techniques. You will be guided through choosing colours and textures and then the wet felting process to sculpture shapes using a resist.

We will also look at how to further enhance your work with embellishments such as beads, silks, yarns and embroidery to add further surface texture and detail. You will take away the work you produce on the day plus PDF notes for reference later.

Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day and the workshop includes free access to the beautiful Walled Garden during the day, which closes at 5pm.


Liz Riley at Everything Felt Fibre Art Studio

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Richardson Conservatory, Scampston Walled Garden
North Yorkshire
YO17 8NG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


5½ hours (10:00am to 3:30am)



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