Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops: wet felting including how to make a seam free vessel

Duration: 2 x 2.5 hours consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-9.30pm

Price: £65

Run by: Heather Fiona Martin
at Purr and Wag It


5 Stories Mews
Stories Road

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About the Course

This is a two part course in wet felt making suitable for beginners and others.

Session 1 teaches you how to make a flat piece of felt, blend colours, create a simple pictorial or abstract image.

Session 2 teaches you how to create a seam free 3D vessel using a resist.

By the end of the two sessions one would expect most participants to have at least one 2D and one 3D felted works. Don't worry if you’re not sure what type of imagery you might want to make on your felt. Heathers home is full of art and design books and if need be she can print an image to adapt.

We accept a maximum of 4 participants 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.

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.

Heather has 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 Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.

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

Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note Heather has 3 cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). Antihistamines are available but the workshops may not be for you.

Any queries? Please get in touch. Please note 20th and 27th February (FULLY BOOKED)

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 at cost.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 13th March 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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