Nuno Felted or Warm Woolly Scarves
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About the Course
This scarf feltmaking day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter.
Time:10am - 3.30pm
Please see website for different courses and dates- Enquiries and group bookings
Nuno felting is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It melds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk but also any lightweight material with an open weave, creating a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative design. Although the scarf is lightweight it can be worn in warmer weather as a shawl or a warm scarf around your neck in the colder months.
During this fabulous felting day, we will make a beautiful scarf using soft merino wool and a silk scarf, incorporating beautiful silk fibres to give it a shimmer effect if desired.
By manipulating a thin layer of wool through a fine woven material, we will make a scarf with characteristics which are quite different from a traditional felt which is much thicker. There are many possibilities for transparency, and exciting texture with drape and flexibility in the material, this lends itself well to beautiful movement required in a scarf.
Some people choose to use their piece as a wall-hanging a they are beautiful pieces of art.
There are many dates & various courses to choose from if this date does not suit you, just check the website for details-Feltworld.
There are many B & Bs available locally on request.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
- 5 1/2 hours of creative felting tuition - Arrive 9.45am - 3.30pm
- Expert tuition from a creative feltmaker - Barbara Meek
- Light Lunch on Day Courses Included
- Opportunity to play with colour, texture and explore your creativity!
- Includes a silk, chiffon or silk mix scarf scarf from my colourful selection or bring one of your own to suit your colour/style.
- Lots of inspiration ideas, examples and techniques to get you started on your fabulous felting journey
- Maximum of 6 places so you get lots of attention
- Many half day courses available on my website if you would like a taster session
Booking is essential: please phone (number above) or visit my website
Attended Barbara's felting course today. I'm a complete novice and did not know what to expect. I was given a warm welcome on arrival and shown a variety of things to make. Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm which helped me to create something which I am proud of. The process is fascinating. If you want to try something different I suggest that you give this a try. Expert tutition from a lovely lady. Thank you for an enjoyable day.
Julia Butterworth - - #11180
I did a day course with Barbara learning how to wet felt. I made a felt landscape picture. I had never done anything like this before but Barbara was lovely and welcoming and convinced me that I would leave at the end of the day with something to be proud of. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and loved the way the felt changed with each process , and yes, I am extremely proud of my very own work of art!
Alison - - #11179
I have been on two of Barbara Meeks courses.....what an inspirational teacher/instructor. I have learned so much from Barbara and she has given me the confidence to work with and experiment with my own dogs Husky Wool using Wet Felting and Needle Felting techniques. I designed (with Barbaras help) a Nuno Scarf using my Husky Wool from each of my 12 Dogs.....just love it!!!!! I could not have achieved this without Barbaras clear teaching and instruction......EXCELLENT!!!!!!
Will certainly be attending more!!
DAWN HAMMOND - - #9662
I had the best time wet felting a landscape painting with felt. It was very therapeutic and with great results.
Barbara is a wonderful teacher,and took me through all the steps. I loved listening to her extensive knowledge of this craft. (especially about the Turkish Rug)
Many thanks Denise
Denise Sarjant - - #9609
I have totally loved these courses. Excellent tuition from Barbara in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
I am looking forward to joining another course in the near future.
Georgena - - #9335
I attended a course on wet felting with my sister. We are both new to felting but with expert instruction from Barbara we both came away with amazing felted pictures. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in creating unique felt art in a friendly environment with an expert tutor.
Janet Pearce - - #9101
I attended a scarf making course and came out with a beautiful scarf, my own creation & original. Would recommend this course to family, friends. Great fun & meet new friends.
Mrs Graham - - #8989
I have never done anything like this before and was a little hesitant . I needn't have worried. The very patient Barbara ensured we were all fully trained at each stage and was happy to re-explain points when necessary. We had a good laugh whilst watching our scarfs appear before our very eyes. Barbara even provided a delicious lunch . I came away delighted with my creation and have given it as a present to another friend. She has decided to go on a course with Barbara as well . What a great day. Thank you Barbara
Viv - - #8987
I attended a felting workshop with Barbara, there were 3 of us on the workshop and we all made different things. I made a lovely nuno felted scarf.
I plan to attend another workshop as I would like to do more nuno felting with silks and other fabrics.
Shelagh Picton - - #8680
I had a very enjoyable day at the nuno felting scarf making course.
I was made to feel very welcome and was given all the expert step by step guidance I needed to make my first nuno scarf.
It made a wonderful gift to my mother.
Thank you Barbara.
J. Shepherd - - #2750
A very enjoyable day indeed! Barbara is a great teacher, and her studio is an excellent place to work. She's got some wonderfully inspiring samples to show the range of effects you can achieve with Nuno felt... Very good value, too; I'm delighted with my scarf and plan to experiment further. Certainly I'd recommend this course to anyone!
Bronwen Kaja - - #2749
great day produced a lovely scarf i leaned a lot as a nu-bee to felting i found it fascinating. i recommend the course to all . will try a cat cave or a small pot course before the year is out . Barbara do you do a cat cave course ???
sue merrill - - #2746
I made a stunning piece of art work on this Nuno felting day with Barbara. It is being measured up to be framed to hang in my living room as it goes perfectly with everything.
I had an absolutely fabulous experience learning something new, the nuno process is just wow, how amazing it is to see the silk and wool react in such a way - beautiful. I'm afraid Barbara that I will be back for more. Fabulous teacher, so calm and explained everything in such detail in stages, and had a good sense of humour too.
Felicity Jenson - - #2743
Barbara combined giving you the freedom to use your own ideas, whilst guiding with confidence in the finished scarf as you really do not know how it is going to look by the end! As it happened I am delighted and thrilled with my piece. Barbara also provided a great introduction to various techniques and instilled a desire to carry on and learn more more more of this exciting skill. She ensures that the classes are relaxed, informative with lots of examples to inspire the imagination. I will definitly be back for another course and bring my friend and daughter next time...already purchased some birthday gift vouchers :-) Fiona x
Fiona Craige - - #2564
Interesting day. Good fun and fascinating to see how the process of making felt works. Thanks.
J Fletcher - - #2298
Lovely day, full explanations and help given by Barbara, whose knowledge and passion for textiles was evident. Would recommend this course
Sue Trischitta - - #2296
I had a one to one lesson with Barbara so I had her full attention. I have limited use of one hand, but I am capable and with a little help with laying out the fibres from Barbara for an hour in the morning, I completed a beautiful delicate floral unique scarf or I may use it as a wall- hanging. Barbara is very patient, explains the processes in simple stages and a great teacher. She has many years experience and her rug which she made in Turkey is beautiful. Highly recommended.
Laura Benton - - #2182
My husband bought a place on this course feltmaking course as a Christmas present. We went to Stafford and made a weekend of it, hubby went to see his friend and I on my fabulous day with 3 other ladies. I loved it and I am hooked on feltmaking.
I was and still am absolutely amazed at how so very adaptable the fibres are maniputated just by using soap and water and a bit of rubbing that such beautiful pieces of art can be produced. I love my scarf - I could never buy one like it and I am so looking forward to my birthday gift voucher next month, the hints surely must have sunk in.
Jo Hill - - #2152
My friend and I have just been one a nuno felting scarf day with Feltworld and had a lovely relaxed day with Barbara, who is so experienced and answered our many questions as virgin felters lol. She put us at ease and explained with many stages and demonstrations which made it very easy to follow. Her work is so beautiful and textural.
We are delighted with our new creations and excited to wear them. I will also use mine as a hall table runner in the summer... I don't care I will show off lol.five
We have bought gift vouchers to attend another course for our birthday in July/August.
Belinda Burt - - #2150
I really enjoyed my day at Barbara's felt scarf making course. It was my first time at wet feltmaking and it was brilliant. Barbara is a very experienced feltmaker/teacher, she talked us through each stage, step by step, I think that we were all amazed at how the felt gripped through the silk scarf and crinkled it up to create a beautiful texture. I love my scarf and wear it a lot, many people have commented on it too :-).
Sharon Hill - - #2058
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