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About the Course
'Recreate your favourite picture or a photo in wool fibres' wool painting workshop. Complete beginners are welcome.
This course will take place at the beautiful Broadway Tower Barn in Cotswolds.
Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose.
Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well as people with some knowledge of Art and Craft. Following Raya’s step by step instructions you will create an amazing picture with some lovely watercolour effects and textures, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Come around and enjoy tactile therapeutic experience of working with beautiful feather like strands of natural fibres in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Delicious homemade lunch, materials and a frame are included.
The course will cover:
* Recreating your favourite image in wool fibres
* Exploring the qualities of wool and experimenting with wool and other natural fibres
* Developing skills of working with loose fibres
* Learning techniques and methods of making a wool painting
* Making your own fibre picture
* Unique therapeutic experience of working with natural fibres
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials, frames, drinks and delicious homemade lunch from the Broadway Tower Barn cafe are included in price
So inspiring...very professional approach. Very talented tutor with so much to offer. I have attended fundamental art skills and 3 wool painting workshops. Raya is so encouraging..very patient and kind and you just want to keep attending more! I am continuing my artistic journey with watercolours next term. I can recommend these fantastic courses.
Linda - - #29195
Have just completed a sunset picture using wool fibres. As a complete beginner I managed to come home with a picture I’m really pleased with. Really enjoyable experience. Raya was so helpful, knowledgable and really inspiring. The 6 of us that attended was so impressed and we so enjoyed ourselves, that we’ve booked up to do another course in May. Thanks again Raya for a great day
Diane - - #28417
Response from Magic Wool Studio:Dear Diane,
I really enjoyed studying wool fibre painting with Raya Brown who helped me discover an amazing new way of using wool and silk fibres. I was totally absorbed in blending the coloured fibres and shaping them to create some interesting images and effects. Raya's experimental and creative approach to making 'wool watercolours' was inspirational. With Raya's professional guidance I managed to create a beautiful wool painting. Thank you so much Raya! I will be back for the next wool painting course very soon.
Kim - - #27654
Two days ago I joined Raya and other participants for my first wool painting. It was a very nice introduction to working with wool fibres in this way and it quickly became an absorbing and relaxing craft. Raya is a very knowledgeable and talented tutor/artist and gave good, clear demonstrations which inspired confidence in making a lovely wool picture of our own choice. Raya also supplied a choice of picture frames. During the course Raya's hospitality provided us with delicious cakes and hot drinks and made the whole experience a pleasure and left me with plenty of creative ideas! I hope to join again for another wool painting workshop. Can thoroughly recommend it!
Diana van Delzen - - #26125
Response from Magic Wool Studio:Dear Diana,
I thought Raya was very professional and inspirational. I really enjoyed the course and met some new friends. I learnt an amazing new technique of creating pictures with wool fibres and made a beautiful 'wool watercolour' which is already hanging in my sitting room. I would recommend the course to anyone!
Neil Beck - - #25723
Really had a great workshop in Broad Tower Worcestershire. Made a picture of a poppy field. Was very impressed with the end result as this was my first time doing it.
Would highly recommend Raya.
Can't wait to do some more workshops.
Louise Parker - - #25295
Response from Magic Wool Studio:Dear Louise and Dianne. It was lovely to meet you yesterday. I am glad that you enjoyed the workshop. It was a pleasure teaching you! I think your wool paintings look beautiful and you have a good ability in Art. I wish you good luck with your future Art and Craft projects and hope to see you soon at my workshops.
I had a great day learning an amazing technique of painting with wool fibres! What a great therapeutic experience! I am a complete beginner and I never knew I could create such a lovely work just using coloured strands of wool. Very enjoyable process and a beautiful result. Thank you Raya ! I will be back to learn more about wool painting.
Jan - - #25060
This course was perfect. I really enjoyed every minute of it. Raya is a knowledgeable tutor and a talented artist who inspires you to create fantastic work. I am so pleased with my painting what I completed within
5 hours! I recommend this course to everyone! Thank you Raya. I will be back again!
Linda - - #24250
A thoroughly enjoyable day with Raya and girls. Thank you, Raya, for your patience and clear instruction and for the lovely selection of materials you provided, which enabled us all to achieve such beautiful results.
The Bevere Gallery is a good, cosy workshop venue with a great creative vibe and they serve delicious lunches too! At the end of a pleasant day we were all able to frame our pictures and leave with happy smiles and a piece of artwork to cherish!! We will be back, Raya!!
Chrys - - #23225
What a fabulous day! I've enjoyed every minute and have learned so much in one day. Raya is an inspirational Artist and experienced Tutor. She is so full of helpful advice and ideas. I can't believe how much stunning work was produced by the group today. I am so proud of what I achieved and looking forward to my next course with Raya at her studio . Thank you so much Raya
Gillian ( Hereford)
Gillian - - #22908
Thank you Raya for an excellent workshop. I love the new art of wool fibre painting that I started learning with you at my very first wool painting workshop. It is so relaxing, fun and addictive! I have really enjoyed working with natural fibres and creating wonderful colours and textures. I will definitely come to Magic Wool Art and Craft studio again to continue exploring this wonderful Wool Painting Technique.
Catherine - - #22853
Loved the course. Thank you very much Raya.
I never knew I could use wool fibres is such an amazing way! I am a complete beginner in art but following Raya's clear step-by-step instructions I managed to produce a lovely wool fibre picture. I am so proud of it ! I really enjoyed the workshop, found it very therapeutic and relaxing. Would recommend it to anyone. What a great way to spend a weekend!
Teresa - - #22182
I have a great day exploring wool painting or wool watercolour technique with an excellent tutor and artist Raya Brown. I loved the therapeutic experience of handling natural fibres and laying them to create new colours and images. Guided by Raya I made a lovely wool fibre painting which is already hanging in my dinning room. I feel like I learnt so much within one-day workshop and going to make another wool painting next weekend. It is a fascinating technique and I recommend every art and craft person to attend Raya's wool painting courses.
Anne - - #21020
Had a great day painting with wool!
Love my poppy field. Thanks so much Raya! I strongly recommend this session, I’m not the most creative person and I came out of the session with a picture I can proudly hang in my house. Great day, great food (at Bevere Cafe) and a fantastically patient instructor.
Denise - - #20087
Spent a wonderful day at Raya's Magic Wool Studio creating the 'Robin in Snow Drops' wool painting. This was a new technique for me which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Raya is a patient teacher who is generous with her knowledge of this creative craft
I would recommend anyone attending Raya's workshops as you will have a lovely day and a take home a piece of art you can be proud of!
Selina - - #18551
Raya is a very gentle, patient and inspirational teacher. She creates a lovely relaxing atmosphere to work in and you never feel rushed.
Jess - - #17419
Fabulous workshop! I have really enjoyed the whole process- very therapeutic and beautiful execution of a wool painting with sort natural fibres. Professional tuition with individual approach .
I love my painting and thank you so much to Raya Brown for a great day I spent at your Magic Wool Studio!
Gill - - #16765
Had an amazing day today, very relaxed atmosphere. Raya was very helpful and always on hand to offer advice when needed but allowed us time to experiment and learn. My children were very impressed with my finished result and is already hung on the wall! Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing but productive day.
Louise - - #15037
I spent a fabulous Sunday creating a felt cushion cover at her Felt making workshop, I was amazed how it happened, something magical starting with wool fibres and finishing up with a whole cover. Raya was so attentive and intuitive in helping me get the finished look I wanted and I could feel her enthusiasm at my enjoyment of the day - am looking forward to my next lesson - so much to learn - thank you Raya
Jenny - - #14757
It was a wonderful day- very relaxing. We all produced amazing results due to the excellent teacher.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone. Raya spent lots of time with each individual . I will be doing more felting.
Thank you, Raya.
Mary - - #13513
A thoroughly enjoyable day, with an excellent tutor, Raya. The technique was new to me, but it was very well explained and demonstrated and the finished result is very pleasing.
Sara - - #12367
Thank you for the inspirational felt making workshop. I have fallen in love with the magic of felt!
I made a beautiful felted flower brooch which I attached to my bag. I would recommend this workshop to anyone- clear instructions, professional tuition with a creative approach. I am coming back to Magic Wool Studio to explore felting further and make more beautiful things.
Wendy - - #11989
I spent a great day at Magic Wool Studio with Raya Brown learning an amazing technique of wool painting. Wool painting for me was like making a picture with various fibres. I fell in love with this technique. I would like to say thank you to Raya who inspired me so much to create my work. Raya is a talented and patient tutor who gives clear step by step instructions to help her students achieve great results within a day workshop. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Sarah - - #11333
Did not know what to expect but Raya soon made everyone feel at home and we were quickly to work on our creations. Raya is an excellent teacher, engaging and encouraging and provides an excellent choice of wool and frames for use on the course. It was fascinating to see how the pictures evolved throughout the day and lovely to take something beautiful home as a memento. Highly recommended by someone who was a complete beginner!
Helen - - #10587
Having painted with watercolours for many years, I approached the workshop with more than a little apprehension. How could one paint with wool? Would it be possible to complete a landscape in five hours? My worries were unfounded. Raya is an excellent teacher with endless patience and encouragement. I learned how to build colour and texture using fine Merino wool and completed an autumn landscape which was beautifully framed ready to take home.
Many thanks, Raya, for giving me the confidence to pursue this addictive hobby.
A further workshop is on the cards.
Chris Hyde - - #10407
I had a great day with Raya at her Magic Wool Studio. I have learnt a Magic Technique of creating a painting with wool fibres. I had never heard about wool painting before the course. I loved it. Raya inspired me so much to make more and more wool paintings. Fantastic experience. Would recommend it to anyone.
Janet - - #10074
I have had a wonderful day! Raya is welcoming, warm and encouraging. With her guidance I managed to create a painting that I am so proud of. Thank you Raya.
Beth Hudson - - #9667
What a great way of painting with wool fibres. I never knew that wool could be used to create pictures. Such a unique technique and so addictive. I LOVE IT. I found the workshop very therapeutic and inspirational. I recommend it to anyone. Will definitely come back to learn more wool painting techniques. THANK YOU
Leila Scorwill - - #9258
I thought the workshop was therapeutic. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Raya proved to be a great host providing us with tea, coffee and cakes all day. It was great to recreate a holiday picture I took of the Devon landscape where I used to go on holiday. Raya showed me how to create this picture using merino wool and other fibres. I was amazed that using Raya's techniques I could create a wool painting. I am so proud of my work and it decorates the kitchen wall in my house. Raya Brown is a professional teacher with lots of skills and experience. I would recommend this course to anyone.
I would not class myself as an artistic person but this workshop gave me new confidence to continue with my artistic side.
Natella Jones - - #8943
Such a lovely lady with a great talent! Passionate in her business which shines through into her incredible work!
Victoria - - #8903
I so enjoyed this course and was very proud of my finished wool painting. The process was really enjoyable and Raya was a patient, friendly, and helpful teacher. I strongly recommend this class.
Kate - - #8307
I am so pleased to have found Magic Wool Studio where the artist Raya Brown teaches a range of skills and crafts. Raya is using her professionalism to guide you through different stages of creating an art work. I was particularly impressed by her knowledge of composition and colour scheme which she passes on to her students at workshops. I feel that I learnt so much within a 6 hour workshop. I am fascinated by wool painting technique and so happy with my wool picture. I'm going to attend more workshops especially felt making classes. I would recommend Raya's classes to anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced artists.
Sheila - - #8135
A thoroughly absorbing workshop. I had never worked with wool before and hadn't appreciated what a flexible medium it is. Using fibres to create a landscape and blending the colours was both exciting and refreshing with an amazing and colourful outcome. Raya's patience and skill in demonstrating and teaching was much appreciated.
John - - #7628
Thank you Raya. I had such a wonderful day.
I was a bit nervous beforehand, but now I am the proud owner of a fabulous picture, complete in its frame.
Raya is gentle, patient and experienced teacher and I really think she was so great to bring out the best in me, despite my lack of confidence.
Jenny - - #7515
Thank you very much for your expert teaching. I had a lovely day-it was nice tackling a new skill. I am looking forward to having another go. I am planning to attend another wool painting workshop with you in February.
Janet - - #7376
I loved this wool painting class. Even though I do not have much art experience Raya was very approachable and helpful. She was awesome! I felt like I had success yet I was challenged.
Janet - - #7220
Thank you so much for today. I absolutely loved making my cottage and garden wool painting.
My new hobby! Hope to see you again soon.
Kathie - - #7012
I have never thought that felt making was so easy and enjoyable! I loved your workshop Raya. Felt making is so therapeutic and I am totally addicted to it now. I am planning to attend a lot more workshops at Magic Wool Studio. Thank you!
Jillian Edwards - - #6313
I would like to thank Raya Brown for fantastic time we had last Saturday. My friend and I are absolute beginners in felting and wool painting. We were a bit apprehensive at the beginning but the way Raya structured her course made it so easy to learn, enjoyable and relaxing! Raya offers a unique therapeutic way of working with fibres and students enjoy the process well as the end result. My friend and I are so pleased with our wool paintings. Would recommend to anyone.
Helen - - #6201
Thoroughly enjoyable day. Friendly welcome, excellent tuition for a total novice with no previous art/craft experience + those with experience. Well structured, great pace. I am totally amazed by what can be created in such short time. Thank you!
Debbie - - #6012
Excellent workshop! Well structured and informative. At the end of the great day you got to take home what you made which was a great idea. The workshop was held is an art studio which was warm and comfortable. The day went too quickly. Well Done!
Sue - - #5992
What a lovely course. We were made so welcome and the teaching was excellent keeping to each persons individual pace and needs. we came away with lovely pictures and more importantly the skills to continue to paint in felt independently if we wished. Thank you.
Sarah Lane - - #5231
What an inspiring workshop! Great demonstrations and it was great to try something new. I really enjoyed it and hope to make many more pictures. Thank you Raya!
Mandy - - #5128
Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and seeing everyone's interpretation of similar scenes. Never used these techniques before. So have learnt something new and had a really good day.
Genevieve - - #5030
Wonderful workshop. A completely new technique and I will do this again. Thank you so much. Gillian
Gillian - - #5029
A really lovely relaxing day! Workshop and clear step by step instructions were perfect for a beginner like me. Raya is a patient, helpful, welcoming and very talented lady. The end result was really lovely, pleasantly surprised and happy with it. Thank you Raya!
Madeleine - - #4888
A super day! Lots of lovely creative ideas, clear demonstrations and instructions from Raya. Suitable for beginners! A picture to take home, framed and ready to hang. Thank you.
Gaynor and Louise - - #4680
The day has been wonderful. We were made to feel so welcome! The workshop and instructions were so clear and so helpful that you finished with a product you could feel really proud of!
Sarah - - #4679
What an enjoyable day!
Clear step by step instructions.
The end product surprised all expectation! Wonderfully relaxed and informative. Thank you, Raya.
Mary Davies - - #4638
Very informative and fun day. No art skills required for a lovely outcome. Very clear instructions and helpful advice given throughout the day.
Janet - - #4107
Really enjoyed the day, learning a new craft. Lovely group in a very supportive, creative and comfortable environment. Brilliant day. Thank you.
Mo Dawes - - #4105
Had ab great day with Raya at the Magic wool Studio today. Wonderful ideas and techniques , and came away with a painted wool picture I love. Would highly recommend this workshop
Anne Breese - - #4016
A lovely relaxed workshop. Raya is very patient and showed us many techniques of working with fibres. I never knew that wool and silks could be used in such a creative way. The end pictures were wonderful. Will come back for further workshops. Thank you very much, Raya!
Linda - - #3382
A wonderful day that we both thoroughly enjoyed. It is hard to believe that we have created such lovely pictures! Many thanks to Raya for sharing her expertise in such a professional and relaxed manner.
Ruth and Mary Davies - - #3374
Expert tuition with such pleasant approach.
Sheila - - #3259
A most enjoyable session . Inspirational use of wool tops which opens up a new world of texture and colour.
Margaret - - #3100
Raya's workshop was a wonderful experience and very therapeutic. It was fantastic to see our pictures grow and even with some guidance and instructions our pictures were quite different from each other. There was no pressure and plenty of room to be creative. I have learnt so much and feel inspired to rush home and make lots more !
Stephanie - - #2879
Thank you for a lovely day Raya. I have gained many new skills for my work box. Hope to see you again soon.
Gayna - - #2724
What a fantastic day! We had such fun and learnt so much from Raya! She is an excellent tutor, clear instructions and very willing to help and advice. Will certainly be back for more.
Catherine - - #2723
I attended this workshop last Sunday. I learned so much about wet felting and created 2 lovely flowers for my daughters. I enjoyed every minute of the workshop and I am planning to attend a few more classes at Magic Wool Studio.
Sheila - - #2488
I had a fantastic day at Magic Wool Studio with Raya Brown on 5th of March. She is a professional artist and an inspirational teacher! Totally enjoyed the workshop! I made some lovely flowers! Would recommend it to anyone!
Kate - - #2263
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