Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops: wet felt make a Christmas Mistletoe sprig
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About the Course
This is a short workshop suitable for beginners upwards. It uses the basic wet felting process.
Workshop dates for this course will be posted later in the year. If you'd like me to notify you of when please join my mailing list at www.purrandwagit.com
You'll learn how to make a piece of flat felt to cut into mistletoe leaves and tiny 3D balls for berries.
Whilst your felt dries you'll use pieces Heather has prepared earlier to create a sprig of mistletoe (6 leaves and 3 berries - nb: the current photo is of a large bunch)
Sufficient wire and wool will be provided at the end of the workshop for you to make further sprigs at home using your own hand made felt to create a further sprig.
By the end of this workshop you will have learned all the basics of wet felting including blending colours and creating pattern.
Maximum 4 at a time - these workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty time for one on one attention as well as being flexible to the participants needs.
The workshops run from Heather's home which is on an unmade road a little under ten minutes walk from Denmark Hill station with trains running into Victoria Station, Kings Cross (Thames Link line) and London Overground. A 176, 185 and 40 bus all pass within metres of the house. Free parking can be found on Grove Park and on Camberwell Grove after 6.30pm during the week and at the weekend. On the ground floor of the house with flat access and a downstairs toilet.
I have been making felt with people of all ages with many differing abilities for many years now. It’s a simple process (once you know how) 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 I am very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.
Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note I have 3 cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). I do have antihistamines but my workshops may not be for you.
Heather Fiona Martin is 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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Everything - all materials, equipment and instruction sheet. Not forgetting tea, coffee etc and home made cake of the week.
NB: Extra materials can be purchased by those wishing to make a large bunch of mistletoe.