Barbara has many years of experience in teaching all areas of feltmaking and demonstrates the techniques so that even the absolute beginner can achieve a fabulous piece of art to take home. Although she recommends starting with pictures but any of the techniques below are achievable with a bit more rubbing.
Wet felting and needle felting are techniques for binding wool and other fibres together.
Barbara encourages you to be experimental and add gorgeous fibres such as alpaca, silks, hemp and even husky hair.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to blend your colours and fibres like an artist mixes paints and incorporate a selection of alpaca, wensleydale curly tops and silky shimmers to enhance your picture.
What will I make?
You can use the technique to make a landscape picture, cosy slippers, a useful bag, a bowl, or an upholstered footstool.
*Landscape picture: your picture can be taken away and framed
*Slippers, bag, or bowl: These use a similar method to create a 3D piece in the shape of warm slippers or a bag.
*Vessles and bowls
*Footstool: The small footstool has an additional cost £15 and Barbara will have this made to order. You will upholster this in the lesson with your felt design.
Size: Approx 10''x10'' x 2'' deep - with small block feet.
Barbara has taught upholstery so this will be done correctly.
Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cake) are provided.
What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch.
Bring a picture or a brief idea along for inspiration, or I have images, books or examples that you may like to use.
Please also bring an old bath towel which we will use in the felting process.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
5.5 hours of creative felting tuition
- Expert tuition from a creative feltmaker - Barbara from Feltworld
- Refreshments provided.
- Explore colour, texture with 100% fibres- wool, alpaca & silk! - Lots of inspiration ideas, examples are available
- Maximum of 8 places so you get lots of attention
1 day (10:00am to 3:30pm)
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1 day (10:00am to 3:30pm)
Attended a full day course and made the cutest bunny despite me being a complete beginner. Thoroughly enjoyed the class, Barbara very helpful and informative. Will definitely be doing another class soon. Thank you Barbara x
Lovely half day with Barbara and as a complete novice made a very cute owl. Barbara very helpful and informative.
Excellent tutor, relaxing day, very informative and knowledgeable really enjoyed the experience, thank you for a lovely day
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Jackie, your hare looked fabulous. I hope that it takes pride of place in your home . I'm looking forward to seeing what else you create :-)).
Absolutely fabulous day learning needle felting . Barbara was patient and extremely patient . Would definitely recommend.
Thank you x
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Patient is my middle name Karen lol . Loved your quirky hare and looking forward to seeing what else you create in the future :-) .
A fabulous day with Barbara thank you so much. Loved every minute and so happy to have made a wonderful hare. Thank you so much
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Your hare looked amazing well done, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you make :-).
Thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Barbara was very lovely and patient.
Will definitely come for another course
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:I hope you continue to develop your creative skill and will look forward to meeting you again :-) Thank you Kay.
I really enjoyed my day learning about felt art ….and know I have a lot more to learn!
Barbara was very hospitable, had a great choice of wools and silks and colours.
I had a wonderful day with Barbara yesterday. I did a felt painting which should have been a sunset, with sea and mountain and a boat merrily floating along. Nope, after doing the rubbing this dragon appeared behind the moon, big wings, so we changed to Dragon Mountain with volcano of course and the sea a bit more wild and the boat was enhanced with freehand felting at the end. I enjoyed all the rubbing to get the fibres together, Barbara’s expertise helped me know when it was ready for the next stage. Not as hard as I thought. Will go again on Barbara’s course to see what I can achieve. Thank you Barbara.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:I loved your creativity and going with the flow of the dragon lol Your pictures looked brilliant and it would be lovely to see it framed so I can add it to Craft Courses :-). Thank you for the fab review.
My friend and I had a great creative day out. I didn’t really know how and what I was going to felt. But the material was all there with excellent teaching by Barbara. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, the other participants were lovely too. Also it was a very covid safe and clean space.
I would happily book again.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a lovely day and I am happy that you enjoyed your creative day too, your two pictures looked brilliant and I look forward to seeing what you create next time :-) .
My mother and i did this needle felting course and made a rat and a robin and had a wonderful time doing it!
We had never tried it before but Barbara explained everything very well and was very friendly. She was very encouraging of creativity and worked with us to shape and form our animals. We were very impressed with our results, had a lovely time and we will definitely be returning to try something else!
What a lovely way to spend some time learning a new craft. Barbara let us choose what we would like to make in our half day class for beginners, she was very patient with us and we all went home happy with a recognisable felt animal!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Hi Sue, your needle felted mouse, penguin and robins were so cute.
Great workshop, thank you.
Barbara's wet felting workshop gave me an opportunity to be creative in a different medium. My wet felted landscape picture is now framed and hangs on a wall at home. It was good fun making the picture and was helped by clear instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you James. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the feltmaking day. Your landscape picture looked fabulous in its frame. Regards Barbara
I had a really good time at this workshop. Barbara is very informative, with lots of tips and advice for the beginner felt maker. I made a scarf that I’m very proud of and will be wearing every chance I get.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Lucy, your scarf looked brilliant, well done. It will look fab with so many colours. I hope its the start of making many more creations in feltmaking :-)).
I attended a wet felting course. It was really enjoyable, informative and relaxed. Barbara was a great teacher and made it feel easy. I learnt a lot and produced a lovely picture that I am going to get framed. Thanks Barbara. I will be back!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Sharon, It was a pleasure to teach you. Loved your design and use of merino and incorporating silks and hemp into your beautiful picture. Looking forward to seeing what else you create next time :-) .Best regards Barbara
I have just had a FANTASTIC day with Barbara learning to wet felt...and make a footstool! Absolutely absorbing from start to finish, Barbara is so knowledgeable and encouraging. The tea and cake were also lovely! I will definitely be back. Thankyou so much Barbara
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Arhh thank you so much Diane :-). It was all my pleasure as I had a great day teaching you. Your footstool looked beautiful and you picked up the techniques like a pro :-).
We had a wonderful time making rabbits with Barbara on this course.
A small group and everyone was so friendly, can’t remember when we laughed so much and had so much fun. Great day out, got more confidence to have a go at making more needle felted creations.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:I'm so pleased that you had a great day :-) and you both made the cutest characterful bunnies ever lol. There is the more advanced needle felting armature technique to learn next. Keep creating. Barbara
A fabulous morning spent making a lovely unicorn. Despite my ambitious ideas Barbara was helpful, friendly and enthusiastic.
Thank you for a lovely morning!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you and well done for jumping in with both feet and creating an intermediate cute unicorn :-) . I do hope that you continue with needle felting. Barbara
Excellent course. Lovely small group. Made to feel very welcome.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Amy. Your bird looked fabulous, I hope you get the needle felting bug and continue with needle felting. :-)
Had a fabulous morning with Barbara and the lovely ladies on the course! Made a hedgehog which I was so pleased with! So relaxing and is something I just might take up and do some more! So much fun.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you, it was a really lovely morning and your hedgehog is super cute. You must keep it up, you have the technique right 😁x
A great beginners course. Really enjoyed it. Very pleased with what I made. Thank you
Had a lovely morning making a chicken in felt would recommend it thank you
Barbara was very welcoming and an excellent tutor. I had lots of fabrics and wool to choose from and ended up with a beautiful scarf.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Your scarf looked fabulous, loved the colour choice and blending of your fibres :-) .
Barbara was a wonderful host and teacher. We had an excellent morning and have been suprised with how good the outcomes were! Tea and cake was a fabulous addition too!
We will definitely return for another session.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you so much for the lovely reviews :-) .
Had an amazing morning at Feltworld learning the basics of felting with Barbara. She is extremely knowlegable and really supportive helping you to achieve your desired outcome. Can't believe the result I managed to achieve in a morning.
I would 100% recommend this course to anyone thinking about it. Will definitely be back to try something different.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:You took to the technique like a duck to water :-) . Looking forward to teaching you in the future. Maybe at my new Studio in Stafford!
This course was a gift from my daughters for Mothers Day. We spent a lovely morning making our felt creatures. Barbara is a very good & patient tutor, providing a relaxed atmosphere for us to create something nice to take away with us. Would like to return to make a felt picture.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a pleasure to teach you and your two daughters. Your cute animals are adorable:-). Hope to teach you and share the very exciting painting with wool techniques. Barbara :-)
I have followed Barbara for a couple of years and have wanted to do one of her workshop, which I finally got to do and wasn't disappointed.
I took part in her wet felting bag workshop with two other ladies, who were also lovely.
Barbara demonstrated each stage of the process and gave us individual attention as and when we needed it.
This session was an all day one where lunch was included, and you definitely need the full day to complete the piece.
I love my bag that I have made, and would thoroughly recommend this workshop.
I travelled a distance to take part in this session and was not disappointed that I had. In fact I have no hesitation in attending another of Barbara's session and hope it isn't too long before I do so.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a pleasure to finally meet you and teach you :-). Your bag looks fabulous and look forward to teaching you many more stages and techniques. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay visiting Penkridge and Cannock Chase.
A lovely morning spent learning the basics of needle felting. Through Barbara‘s guidance, I managed to make a cute felt mouse and now feel inspired (and confident enough) to have a go on my own at another small creature.
The session was very relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you :)
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Sarah, you are a natural :-). Hope to meet you again for the next level/s. Barbara
Loved the day with Barbara in Penkridge. Very open and flexible about what we could work on. We were all different levels of experience and she was able to help each of us learn new techniques.
Couldn’t believe 5.5 hours could pass so quickly!
Would highly recommend this workshop
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Gill, It was lovely to teach you and your 3 sisters. It would be great to see your future creations :-) and little felted man :-) .
Really fun day making felt slippers. Nice lunch and cake included thanks very much :)
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Enjoy wearing your slippers Sam, they looked fabulous. Send me a picture when you have the leather sole on them :-).
We had a felting workshop together in Barbara's garden and loved the variety of options on offer. She is very experienced and had lots of helpful tips to give to help us improve our skills. A great day!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Viv, I am pleased that you left with tips and tricks to continue your piece at home :-). Stay safe and well!
Really lovely day with my daughter, I made a picture and she made slippers. Barbara was lovely very knowledgable, would recommend!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure to teach you and Sammy. Love your felt creations :-).
Fantastic opportunity to wet felt a bag. Helpful and patient tutor with plenty of experience enabling me to further understand the process. Thank you x
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Cheryl. You have a natural talent and the passion for wool. Keep creating and developing new skills and your ideas :-).
Had this as a present with my mum. Wasn't sure what to expect as I've never done needle felting.
Loved.... Loved... Loved the course, very relaxed and informal.
Barbara was patient and full of knowledge.
Everything was provided and I would highly recommended x
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you very much Jayne, I had a fun day to and it was a pleasure to teach you how to make your funky hare :-), very well done. Looking forward to teaching you again and maybe sampling your delicious cakes again too lol
Oh my gosh. Just spent an amazing full day workshop with Barbara.
Made an 8inch needle felted doll, a fairy for my husbands memorial. Learnt so much, needed the full day as it was so relaxing and learnt so much more than I thought. Tried kits before but never understood the tips and tricks that Barbara shared with me. See her Facebook page Feltworld Creative Art Courses.
I'll be back with my daughter.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Jeanette it was really lovely to teach you and see your fairy develop. Looking forward to teaching you a more advanced level next time. Stay in touch :-)
Very informative day. Lots of help and support. Made a felted Nuno scarf which is unique. Would recommend anyone to give it a go. Would make a lovely day out for couples or gift for a friend where you can make something to keep and take home.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a pleasure to teach you Maxine. Your scarf looks stunning. I look forward to teaching you the next level...I am going to put on an advanced class to include layers and extra silks. Join the Newsletter on my website if you would like to hear more :-)
Fab teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. Provided lunch and refreshments. I made a lovely hare
Great day with Barbara - making my beautiful Nuno silk and felt scarf. I really did not expect to be able to make something so beautiful - particularly since I was a first time felter.
A lovely day with my sister - working together on our projects - I can highly recommend the course - we will be back to do another scarf or maybe have a go at Batik next time,
We were really looked after by Barbara - she is so patient and helpful - and makes a lovely vegetable soup!
Great value for money - a full day of activity, plus tutoring , plus lunch and a beautiful handmade one-off scarf - fab!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for the glowing review 😊. I had a lovely day sharing my skills with you and Janet. You can be proud to say that you made your unique scarves. I will look forward to teaching you again in the future.... You will enjoy the batik 👍. B
Had a wonderful day making a wall hanging. I learned a lot of techniques, had a lovely lunch and thank you for the cake. I shall definitely be booking another course. Thank you Barbara for some fabulous company and a lovely relaxing day.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Loved your picture of your beautiful house in the sun, under the blossom of the tree🌞. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
A really enjoyable and creative day spent making my own wet felting bag.
New to this art, Barbara was patient and explained all of the steps really well.
Also very well looked after with a lovely lunch, cake and endless tea.
I will be back to learn more .
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Well done in your first experience of wet felting and creating such a lovely seamless bag 😀. Will look forward to seeing what else you make next time.
Had a fabulous day working on my first ever wet felt picture with Barbara. Such a great tutor and having access to all the materials and colours you could ever need in a nice cosy small group so lots of help and guidance. Will definitely be booking another one. Slippers next! 😀*****
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Your picture is really beautiful Tracy.
This short introduction to needle felting took me from knowing nothing to making a lovely little bird in an afternoon. Barbara is a clear and encouraging tutor and obviously loves both the craft and teaching it. Would thoroughly recommend.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Sue, your cute black bird was expertly made. Good luck in your future projects.
We had a great day creating a bag using the wet felting technique with Barbara. The course is well structured and gives you plenty of range to experiment with colours and designs. Barbara is very easy to get along with and provides clear information. We came away from the day with a great bag and ideas to use the technique again. Lunch is also provided, alongside all materials and the course tuition, so it makes the course good value for money. We hope to return for the needle felting course in the not too distant future.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Than you Tracy, I look forward to teaching you again...with your beautiful bag :-).
What a fun day of learning we had! Thanks Barbara, and for lunch. Your house is a treasure trove of woolish wonders! And we got some exercise and a wonderful new bag! Many thanks, Julie
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Your welcome and thank you 😀, your bag looked brilliant. I’m looking forward to giving you another workout 🏋️♀️..... no it’ll be less strenuous next time!
Lovely morning with my niece at Barabara's felting workshop making cute little animals. A knowledgable host, tea and biscuits, great company and left feeling confident in the techniques. Great value for money.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Jo. Your cute animals looked great. I will look forward to you coming along to a different class in the future :-) .
Never having done anything like this before I was a bit nervous but Barbara quickly put me at my ease and assured me that by the end of the morning I would have a little creature to take home.
After two hours of expert tuition and a few laughs along the way I left with my first needle felt creation: a cute penguin! I'm now all fired up to start on next year's Christmas tree decorations and am fully intending to go to another of Barbara's workshops very soon.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was lovely to have you on my half day workshop Constance. Your penguin looked brilliant. I will look forward to teaching you in the future. B
Barbara is just so lovely and talented, very patient and nothing is too much trouble, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something new.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Arhh thank you Janet. Your donkey looked fab 😀, well done for your very first needle felting project.
We booked this course for our friends birthday & had a wonderful morning. I’d never done any felting before & was very impressed I managed to make a lovely little robin for my Christmas tree with the guidance of Barbara, who was very welcoming & friendly. Would definitely recommend this course!
Me and my friend booked this course for our friends birthday. She was delighted! We had such a lovely morning making robins and a penguin. Barbara was lovely and very informative, couldn’t do more to help us. We ended up coming away with a lovely felted animal each, a great skill learnt!
Thank you Barbara!
I had the course booked as a birthday present and I had the most wonderful morning, Barbara was so friendly and helpful, answered all our questions and helped us come away with the most gorgeous little felted animals. I couldn’t recommend this course and Barbara any more, thanks again
Had a fab morning, thrilled with the end product. Barbara was so lovely, highly recommended x
My friend and I spent a day with Barbara making our creations; my friend made a gorgeous Jemima Puddleduck and I made a Hare.
We had a lovely day. Barbara is a relaxed and kind person who generously shares her expertise in a really humble way. She made us both feel comfortable and embraced the quirkiness of our creations. Indeed, we both loved that she did not try to 'fix' what we had done, but allowed our work to be just that: our work.
We had an absolutely lovely day and would thoroughly recommend her courses.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for such a lovely review Karen. Your hare and Jemima look fabulous 😃. I do feel that it’s important not to take over my students work lol. I must admit that I have to keep my hands tied behind me sometimes unless I’m given permission to fix of course!! Merry Christmas
As a novice felt maker I had no idea what I would be able to produce during a one day course with Barbara. I completed two pictures which I am so pleased with, one I will frame and keep and the other is going to be made into a cushion cover as a Christmas gift. Barbara was really informative, showing me and a friend the techniques we needed but very hands off so we really had completed our own felt designs. She was always there to encourage us and to show us other techniques we could use to improve our designs. With four people and three different ability felters making completely different products Barbara provided just the right amount of help and support for every one throughout the day.The lunch provided was great too.
I am definitely going to felt again, many thanks Barbara.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Fiona. Happy felting and if you need any advice, give me a shout and I'll be happy to answer any questions. Barbara
I spent a wonderful day with Barbara learning the techniques for making a bag. I’d done some wet-felting before, having taught myself from books, but was lacking inspiration for what to do with the pieces when finished. Barbara is patient, encouraging, informative & incredibly generous with her ideas. There were four of us on the day, all doing something different & we all had lots of one-to-one help. I came away with a really nice bag & lots of confidence & the inspiration I needed to carry on this amazing craft. Barbara opened my eyes to the endless creative possibilities of felting & I will definitely be going back for more workshops - I can’t wait.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Your bag looked amazing Eileen, and I feel inspired to use my bags again 😀. I’ll look forward to seeing your future projects.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with two other ladies making a Nuno felt scarf. Barbara was a superb teacher, explaining each step clearly with a great level of knowledge and skill. It was all very relaxed and enjoyable, and I left the day fully inspired to continue with this craft and even try out batik on another course (to be booked with Barbara of course!).
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Carol. Loved your sarf and I hope you get many years of pleasure from it :-).
I spent a wonderful day today playing with colours and textures to make my nuno felted scarf. Barbara was a really positive and informed tutor who helped me to experiment and not make too many mistakes along the way! She has a lovely selection of colours to choose from and gives lots of encouragement.
What a lovely way to spend a day.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you, your scarf looks fabulous. Best regards Barbara
Thank you Barbara for a most enjoyable day. It was my first time needle felting and Barbara was an informative, knowledgeable and patient tutor. I was pleased with my hare and my family were very impressed, in fact daughter wished she had come along with me! We'll be back at some point!
I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Julie, I am so pleased that you had a lovely day. Your a natural and Mr hare looked fabulous. Barbara
Very knowledgeable and friendly tutor with a lovely relaxed manner. Really enjoyable time.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Louise, it was lovely to meet you :-)
Had a lovely day learning a new skill and very pleased with my first attempt. It was a really friendly group and Barbara was very helpful and patient with us. Humbert the Hare is now in pride of place at home. Many thanks Barbara for a great experience - and a lovely lunch too!!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Jane. I so glad that your Humbert is taking pride of place, looking as handsome as ever lol!
Despite slight anxiety about train delays I arrived just in time and everything was very relaxed. All new to me so I was really interested to find out how felting was done and how much energy it took! A lovely experience. Lunch was just right and the day went so fast. Barbara is a great host and has lots of tips and skills to pass on. A really enjoyable experience.
Loved the tactileness of it all.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you very much Fiona :-)
I very much enjoyed attending the felt picture making course with Barbara. We received a warm welcome alongside tea and biscuits to settle and whilst we considered the focus of our project for the day, then lunch and cake as the day went on kept our energy up for all that wet felting!
Barbara’s style of teaching was clear, informative and supportive, whilst informal and easy going. Enjoyed every minute!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:I'm so pleased that you got a lot out of the day. Both yours and Saras pictures looked great. They will look brilliant in a picture frame :-).
A well run and informative creative day. Barbara is not only a good teacher but a welcoming host who made the day so enjoyable and the new skills easier to grasp. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a new craft challenge. 😁
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for your kind and encouraging words Nick, I love my job and I hope this shines through. Lynn's scarf looked lovely and your picture was fabulous. I hope you both keep up felting as well as enjoying your other activities. Best wishes
Just had a fantastic day with my Mum learning how to make beautiful nuno felted silk scarves. Barbara is very knowledgable and enthusiastic and there was plenty of individual tuition and support as neither of us had felted before. We learned a lot, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the company and came away with 2 stunning individual silk scarves that we will wear with pride! Thanks Barbara :-)
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Jo, I am happy that you and your Mum had a lovely day.
Barbara was absolutely fantastic in delivering our felting course. Purchased as a birthday gift for me, my fiancé and I had a really wonderful time. Barbara was so accommodating, kind and helpful and really made the day magical. Thank you so much for a great day, with a lovely lunch too!!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for the lovely feedback. You and Imogen have a natural talent in sculpting your needle felted cute hare's. Well done
Fantastic day wet felting and making a footstool. Very easy going and given lots of time and instruction so happy with the final results. Lovely lunch and lots of cups of tea and biscuits. Thank you so much .
Had a fabulous day, with some yummy lunch. Will be back to do another.
Had a wonderful day making a Nuno felt scarf.
Good company and learnt lots.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Diana. Your scarf looked fabulous, I hope you have the techniques to create more beautiful nuno scarves :-).
Fantastic day. Learnt such a lot and Barbara was super. Thank you so much. Will definitely be returning to learn some more skills.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Lucy,
Had a splendid day and created what i consider to be a very good hare. Very relaxed and supportive atmosphere with all you need provided and as much or as little guidance as you need. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Barbara as a teacher.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Liz :-). Loved your cute hare. If you want any advice on refining the detail, please let me know. Barbara
I attended a half-day dry needle-felting course, my third class with Barbara. I have previously made a wet felt picture, and a handbag. Today I made a robin and a penguin. I have been very pleased with everything I have made, and they have been much admired by friends and family.
It was a lovely afternoon out with a difference. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, combined with excellent teaching. Thank you, Barbara.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you elizabeth. I am also really pleased that your felt bag is traveling around the world with you too. Barbara
Thank you Barbara .. I have just spent a lovely day with you making a hare. It was my first attempt at needle felting and I was so pleased with the results.
Most enjoyable xx
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Hi Susan, Your hare is absolutely fabulous and well done in picking up the techniques so quickly. I look forward to taking you to the next level :-0 .
A fantastic morning felt making with Barbara. A fabulously patient and knowledgable tutor. Im definately going to come back and learn more!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for your lovely review Kim, I look forward to you attending another day and seeing what you create next :-)
I’ve now been on a couple of Feltworld courses. A recent full day batik course resulted in a beautiful picture that is now framed and on my wall. An earlier felt landscape course also resulted in a lovely piece that I’m in the process of framing. In both cases the knowledge and friendliness of the instructor made for an excellent creative day. Highly recommended.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for an encouraging review David. Keep creating :-).
Really enjoyed learning something new and had fun making felt landscapes! Managed to get two A4 landscapes done. Barbara was really nice and helpful and it was a very pleasant workshop day!
Nice day making felt landscapes. Good to learn a new technique!
Two days spent working with Barbara to produce a fantastic nuno scarf. What a delight it has been to enjoy the good company of Barbara and other participants, the patience and clear delivery of learning techniques. A "feeling positive" weekend. Thank you.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a pleasure to teach you and sister Geraldine over the two days. I love what I do and it is all worth while when I have lovely people who make my job a pleasure plus humour played a part or our days. You both made amazing pieces of work too-talented pair :-) along side Kate and Holly :-).
Made a lovely picture, Barbara a lovely lady and great tuition
Super lunch provided
Thanking you very much
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Arrrhh many thanks for your kind review :-). Your picture looked fabulous...keep on felting. Barbara
Wonderful course!! Had a lovely time, lovely place to work! Comfortable environment, great people and learnt so much! Really happy with my scarf can’t wait to wear it!! A lovely creative day, just what I needed! Lots of ideas, and laughs! I will be back!! Xxx
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Holly, I will look forward to teaching you and your mum again sometime :-).
I had a really lovely time on this course, not only did I learn to make a wonderful scarf and new skills but it was also such a lovely environment with lovely people. Just what I needed! Really pleased with my finished piece!! Would love to come again xx
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:It was a pleasure to teach you Holly. Your nuno felted scarf is beautiful. Thank you for traveling such a distance to attend my felting day :-) .
Barbara's felt making courses are lots of fun and you have the opportunity to make something unique. And it's always interesting to see other people's creations! You don't have to be particularly arty or creative as Barbara offers lots of ideas and inspiration for your project.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for your very lovely comments Helen. It is always a pleasure to teach you. Barbara
Barbara is an excellent and very patient instructor. It was an enjoyable course and I was really pleased with the landscape felted picture I made. This was my first time doing wet felting. Highly recommended.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you David, It was a pleasure to teach you. Barbara
I came to Barbara's workshop for the 2nd time with my sister. Although I had tried Nuno Felting before I had a lot to learn from Barbara. We had a fantastic day and I came home with the most beautiful scarf which has had rave reviews from people when I have worn it. My sister has been equally pleased. Not only did we learn we had lots of fun along the way
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for your very encouraging review Edna :-)
I recently did a two day felt class with Barbara. I learned so much. Not only did I learn but I had so much fun.
Lovely day making felted slippers. Barbara was really friendly, helpful and patient with my newbie felting technique!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you Sophie for the encouraging review.
I had a really lovely day on Barbaras wet felt making day. I made a floral piece of felt which i turned in to a cushion cover. I will be booking my sister and i onto another course to make a felt scarf and then a bag ...oohhh i think I have caught the felting bug lol.
Thank you very much Barbara x
Fantastic course, with lots of options for what you make. We made felt slippers which look amazing and it was really interesting to see how you built them up.
Great instruction and a lovely way to spend a day.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for writing the lovely, encouraging review Anna.
So very happy that I came and did this course. I've come all the way from America and it's well worth it. So much fun and learned a lot. Highly recommend it.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for writing the lovely, encouraging review Janis.
Today I completed my third felting course with Barbara. I just about had time to make 2 shoulder bags! I really enjoyed the day and, although I've done a felting course before, it was good to have Barbara's guidance and advice on techniques. I can highly recommend Feltworld courses - there's always a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - and you get to make something original to take home!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you for writing the lovely, encouraging review Helen.
My husband and I both had a fabulous day with Barbara, making Nuno felt scarves....! My husband hadn't planned to come along - long story! - but was pleased he did. Barbara is a superb tutor - she inspires with lots of samples and ideas, and explains the process very clearly; she's very professional and very welcoming. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this course/workshop - if you're on your own, with a friend of in a group, I'm sure you'd have fun...and you get to leave with a stunning Nuno felt scarf, too!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Hi Bron. Thank you for your lovely and very encouraging review. At times this business can be difficult but I like you love to teach and inspire. Best wishes Barbara
Barbara is such an inspiring teacher/instructor....I have learned so much from her classes. She has given me the confidence to work with a mixture of Wool incorporating my Husky Wool. I have created 2 beautiful scarves that I will treasure and also created 2 wrist cuffs.
Thank You Barbara.....I will certainly do another class soon!!!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for you kind and very encouraging words. You brought something unique and very special into my world of woolly fibres with your beautiful husky fur. Your two nuno felted scarves are gorgeous.
Thank you so much Barbara for such an excellent course. It was extremely good of you to run the course just for me when the others dropped out - I really appreciated that.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day - I started as a complete novice, feel I learned tons and actually left with a superb scarf that I am very proud of and shall definitely use! Following your excellent introduction to felting I have already ordered myself some supplies and am determined to experiment more with this fascinating craft. You not only explained how to felt but also gave me an insight into why.... Thank you very much again!
Nuno Scarf wet felting....Barbara offers clear instruction and works at a comfortable pace to complete the project. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating my scarf using the Wool / groomed fur from my Huskies....so impressed with how it turned out....I decided to do another workshop with Barbara....this time mixing Husky Wool with Merino....wow so pleased.....Barbara is an inspiration and an Excellent teacher/instructor ....Thank You!!
A really great course today. My first time at wet felting and I came home with a really nice unique nuno felted silk scarf - far better than I ever expected. The class was small and everyone received individual attention. I learnt a new skill from an expert. Barbara is very patient and makes everyone feel very relaxed. I would highly recommend this and any other course that Barbara runs, others on the day wet felted small hand bags which also looked fun
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you very much for your kind review Jayne. You are the star who produced a fabulous piece of unique work :-) and as a first time felter, your scarf is beautiful. Best regards Barbara Meek
Today I completed my second wet felting class and thoroughly enjoyed it! I made a shoulder bag and was very happy with the finished product. Barbara is a great teacher and as well as giving very clear instructions, she has lots of examples and suggestions for whatever piece you are making. The classes are fun and very relaxed. I can highly recommend taking a wet felting course with Barbara and I look forward to taking another in the near future.
Thank you Barbara!
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you very much for your kind review Helen. I enjoyed our day too. You are the star who produced a fabulous piece of unique work :-). Best regards Barbara Meek
Excellent day today, making a wet felted shoulder bag. I’m really pleased with the finished product. Barbara is a superb teacher, and has brilliant ideas. Classes are small, so that you get expert one-to-one tuition. This is the second class I have attended, I made a wet felted picture on the first occasion, again an enjoyable experience.
Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:Thank you very much for your kind review, you are the star who produced a fabulous piece of unique work :-). Best regards Barbara Meek
Many thanks Barbara for an excellent day. Lots of helpful tips and a wonderful array of wools and silks to choose from. Students are very much encouraged to decide upon their own projects, so at any workshop everyone could be working on something different - an excellent way to see what the range of possibilities are and to get inspired!
I had a great day making a nuno felted scarf. A friendly course with excellent tuition from Barbara. I have enjoyed learning a new skill and would recommend it to anyone.
Wonderful course using different felting techniques. Walking in as a total beginner and leaving, understanding how to complete wet and needle felting techniques.
A great way to spend a day, coming away with two beautiful pieces.
I am an absolute beginner and just one day with Barbara and I've made a footstool I'm really pleased with. An interesting day learning a new technique and a wide choice of colours. Lovely lunch included makes for excellent value. Highly recommended!
Wonderful, friendly course, I have learnt great techniques and had a great day too. I am leaving with a beautiful, hanging piece of colourful art, that has been wet felted, Barbara is a great encourager as well as teacher!
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!
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.
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!!
First real attempt at dry felting. I really enjoyed the day and impressed myself and my family, of producing a felt rabbit which was pleasingly convincing! It also got the ah! factor from work colleagues and has already got me wanting to make more. Most enjoyable!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed the half day course with Barbara and it has left me wanting more. The extensive resources and Barbara's encouraging teaching style gave me confidence to learn new skills. I highly recommend the experience.
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.
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!
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 ???
First attempt at felting. Enjoyed the process and found it enjoyable. Barbara was an informative and patient tutor. Would definitely like to do further sessions.
I attended Barbara's Wet Felt Picture Taster Session and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Barbara's lovely studio provided the perfect creative environment to learn the skill of wet felting and her friendly teaching style made even a novice like me, feel confident that I could create something beautiful.
I'm now hooked and can't wait to try another of Barbara's workshops.
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.
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
Interesting day. Good fun and fascinating to see how the process of making felt works. Thanks.
Lovely day, full explanations and help given by Barbara, whose knowledge and passion for textiles was evident. Would recommend this course
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.
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.
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.
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 :-).