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Intro to 3D wet felting; make a small vessel using a resist with Tabletop Workshops by Purr & Wag It


Duration: 3 Hours

Price: £45

Run by: Heather Fiona Martin
at Purr & Wag It

5 Stories Mews
Stories Road
London
London
SE5 8JJ

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About the Course

Workshop full or can't come on my dates - gather together a group of 4 and get in touch for a time and date suitable for you.

With a maximum of four participants, these three hour workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention. Heather always aims for sessions to be flexible to individual participants needs. Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It runs out of Heather’s Camberwell home. There will be plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee to keep you going.

This workshop is best for those of you who already know the basics of 2D wet felt making. Heather will guide you through the layering technique to make a seam free vessel, the gate way to all things 3D whatever the scale.

Wet felt making is a simple process (once you know how) made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find it relaxing and some a stress buster. But, elements of felt making are quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it’s not stopped anybody before and Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.

Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note Heather has three cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). Antihistamines are available but her workshops may not be for you.

A bit about me: I'm a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to her community work she runs Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

Want to know when new dates and courses are being added? Join my mailing list by visiting the Purr & Wag It website. Or, if you're looking for something a little different, send me an email or give me a call to discuss a bespoke package/the perfect date for you.

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?

Everything - all materials, equipment and instruction PDF emailed to you after the workshop.

Not forgetting tea, coffee etc and home made cake of the week.

NB: Extra materials can be purchased at the end of the workshop by those wishing to make sufficient sprigs for a large bunch of mistletoe.

Please arrive from 1.45pm for refreshments ready for a prompt 2pm start.

Please note these workshops require 2 participants to run: terms on my website.

Not quite what you're looking for? Please contact me to discuss a bespoke workshop or course.



Want to review this course?

Really enjoyed my introduction into 3D wet felting and was super impressed with the little pot I came home with. I am now hooked on this craft and will also be booking on the 2D course. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and Heather is super patient explaining everything really clearly. Oh and the home baked cakes and flavoured tea went down a treat. I would highly recommend this course.

- - #22917

I had a great afternoon learning the basics of felt 'painting' in a small friendly group. I am not artistic in any way but Heather had a good supply of materials and tools. She taught us the techniques and also had suggestions to help us individually. By the end of the afternoon I had mixed colours and used the textiles to make my first felt picture.

- - #21183

I had a wonderful experience on the course. Heather was very friendly (with a lovely slice of cake and cup of tea) and super knowledgable. She looked at our ‘inspiration’ pictures and worked with us to make them come ‘alive’ in felt as closely or loosely as we wished. She’s a wealth of information and I would love to take another course with her. Would definitely recommend.

- - #20697

We had such an amazing day with Heather creating our 3D pieces. She explained the technique really clearly and gave us support, advice and the confidence to develop the basic method and try out our own designs all fuelled by Heather's delicious cake and soup.
Highly recommended.

- - #19487

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 12th October 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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