Design and make your very own felt bag or felted panel. It may be a handbag or iPad case - or something else - you decide. Aimed at the beginner, you'll find wet-felting a wonderfully versatile craft and a fascinating process. With plenty of materials to hand you'll be able to let your imagination run free - and leave ready to embark on your next felt creation!
With years in the animation industry, making sets and models for the Aardman films there's not much Cathy hasn't turned her hand to. You'll find her a hugely enthusiastic and encouraging teacher! The newly restored Tanyard Studio sits in a beautiful cottage garden, surrounded by fields - an inspiring place to work. Small classes of up to 4 people mean you'll get all the help you need.
Please get in touch to arrange a session on a day that suits you.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Includes all materials, home made refreshments and a delicious vegan meal. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a waterproof apron if you have one.
1 day (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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I made a nuno scarf with Cathy. The day was wonderful! I learned so much and had a lot of fun. I thought that it would be more serious but it was totally fab and really relaxed. Lunch and cake were also great. Thank you!
Megan (aged 13)
A therapeutic day making a nuno scarf with Cathy's excellent help. Cathy and her husband are excellent hosts; they made my day so special in their beautiful workshop and garden. Plus a wonderful al fresco lunch.
Amazing day- Cathy & Stefan are boundless in creativity & inspiration.
Their garden & area is stunning.
Loved every minute of the day making a felt bag. And the homemade healthy lunch was delicious.
Response from Tanyard Studio:So glad you enjoyed it! It was lovely to meet you - and great to have such a quick learner!
Lovely day with Cathy thanks very much. Very pleased with my felt bag and tuition. Cathy was really friendly and gave me delicious lunch too. Great workshop. Rosie
A fantastic day learning to make a felt bag. It's such an interesting process wonderfully taught by Cathy in a stunningly beautiful, calm environment. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone...oh yes and a delicious lunch with cake and tea throughout the day😀
Cathy was such an inspiration and shared her extensive knowledge of all sorts of crafts. Her husband made some delicious flapjacks which we enjoyed with coffee on our arrival and introduction to wet felting. Cathy left us felting for a bit while she produced an amazing lunch set in her beautiful garden! We made a lovely wet felted bag, had some real belly laughs, in a gorgeous setting. An amazing day, thanks, Cathy.
I just took Cathy's 'wet felting around a resist' course.
Made a bag that I am really happy with and had a wonderful day.
Cathy was really welcoming, she had made a lovely lunch, and she really knows her stuff.
I had a great time and learned a lot.
Very Highly recommended
My Mum and I spent a simply wonderful day with Cathy at her studio. She and her family have created an idyllic, welcoming space for a wide range of crafts and activities. We tried our hands at wet felting which was great fun. We were delighted with the bags we created and got a good workout into the bargain! Although while it is quite an energetic activity it wasn’t too much, you don’t have to be super fit to enjoy it.
Cathy cooked a delicious cake to welcome us and a superb lunch, and her family made us very welcome indeed. We are already looking forward to returning for another session!
Had a lovely day with Cathy and family learning the wet felt process and was very pleased with the bowl I made. Cathy is a great teacher and had lots of ideas and suggestions. Beautiful location, generous hosts and a very productive and enjoyable day. Highly recommended!
My daughter and I spent a fabulous day with Cathy learning to 'wet felt' We each took home a highly individual bowl/pod made from Cathy's bountiful and very beautiful supply of Merino wool and silk in a myriad of wonderful colours !
We would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in spending a very stimulating, creative, hands on day, eating wonderful cake with a warm and friendly tutor in a delightful setting - all in all a wonderful day - which I would love to repeat, when I have earnt myself another 'treat day' ! 😊
❤️ to Cathy.
Fabulous day! Cathy is so friendly and gave us so much valuable information. We had so much fun creating a gorgeous felt bag. Her studio is gorgeous and the food and refreshments were out of this world! Thanks Cathy!
I've just done a course at Tan yard studio with Cathy and am now the proud owner of a pair of lovely warm multicoloured felt slippers.
I am not a very 'crafty' person at all, so my pride at having made something so beautiful and useful is palpable!
The location is beautiful and I had a great time with two others in the converted barn with the log burner on and lots of coffee and cake. The vegetarian lunch was delicious and all home made. Highly recommended for a great day out.
I've just spent a wonderful relaxing day with two friends on Cathy's felting course and am now the proud owner of a very beautiful and unique hat!
Tanyard Studio is in a charming setting and the studio itself is beautiful, full of examples of what can be achieved on one of the courses that they run as well as all the raw materials bursting out of wooden boxes on the shelves around the studio.
Lunch was delicious, all homemade (including the bread!) and hot drinks and cake offered throughout the day. Cathy was on hand every step of the way to guide us but making sure we did everything ourselves so that we could be suitably proud of our finished product. Get your friends together and book a course - you won't be disappointed!