Feltmaking for Beginners - short course

Basic Pod-pots (no resists)


The courses run as 3 independent blocks/terms (9 Weeks in each term) however they will progress as you go through the year (if you choose to stay for the following term) or they stand alone in their own right like a short course.

- Felt making -
Exploring and advancing various felt making techniques and processes as we go throughout the year. Including wet, dry, nuno, stitch and resist etc as we go. With a year of felt making you'll get a good grounding in various aspects of feltmaking and come home with some lovely pieces.

Tuesday’s 10am -12.30pm

Term/Block 1 : 5th Oct to 7th Dec
Excl: 26th Oct

Term/Block 2 : 18th Jan -29th March
Excl: 22nd Feb & 1st March

Term/Block 3 : 3rd May – 12th July
Excl: 31st May

The classes are in a an Old School which has become a creative hub just out of the centre of Warrington - With free parking, onsite artsy cafe. The sessions are in a large bright airy teaching studio. Your tutor Maria Livesey has created, worked in and taught Textiles over 25 years. She teaches various textile processes including print, stitch and felt from her studio.

Courses are £16.50 per session plus £3.50 towards materials for 9 weeks: £180 total (Paid in full at least 2 weeks before the block starts)
Free machine stitch introduction is supplemental to these blocks.

We currently are holding an Open Studio event on the 26th Sept 11-4pm feel free to pop in and look around - I'll be lino printing!

Any questions, please drop Maria a wee note.

Cancellations: Classes are subject to a minimum headcount (6), in the event that a class is cancelled, a full refund will be offered. All places are non-refundable unless in exceptional circumstances.

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?

- Free parking and refreshments:

Refreshments: tea/coffee/cordial is 'on tap' in the studio.

Venue: The ‘Hanging by a Thread’ creative textile studio in The Old School on Fairfield Street.

Finding me… Parking is at the rear through the side entrance off Algermon Street which leads you to the old school playground carpark. From here look for the side playground gate - make your way through the ‘old playground’ side gate (to the right of the building) walk left towards the main front door. Follow the signs for 'Hanging by a Thread' inside which veer you right as you get in the main entrance.


Maria Livesey at Maria Livesey's 'Made by Me' Textile workshops


The Old School
Fairfield Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


9 weeks (10:00am to 12:30pm)

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In-person course
Joanne - - #12420

What a fab day, fun and left with a pot I was really proud off. Didn't matter I'd not been near wool tops so excellent for the beginner and alternatively for those with experience they were able to experiment with more sophisticated techniques. Maria kept us focused and worked alongside us which was great to visualise on the spot. P.s. Chocolate brownies were Devine. I'd go every week.

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