Wet felt a stylish accessory starting with your personal colour-way. Then use our tutor’s stash of wonderful wool fibres to add texture to your project. Finish your bag with a pair of our handles or bring your own. Drift wood, for instance, makes a truly unique bag. You will learn to create an exciting and adaptable textile material. Wet felt is made by compressing and matting together natural animal or plant fibres. Textile artist Wendy Gray is passionate about the process. It involves laying down layers of wool then soaking and manipulating the wool to bond the fibres together. Embellish your bag with needle felting or hand embroidery if you wish. You don’t need any previous experience. This makes this workshop suitable for absolute beginners as well as those looking to improve and extend their textile and artistic skills.

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments are available throughout the day, with a break for lunch to explore the lovely cafés of York and eat out or bring something back to the workshop. Please bring to this class a medium sized towel, apron and if you have allergies, a pair of rubber gloves as you will be using soapy water. Each participant also receives a 10% off voucher to spend online.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Duttons for Buttons

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Founded in 1906, we are a family firm with shops in York and Harrogate. We specialise in haberdashery and needlecrafting materials and workshops, with an international reputation for stocking over 10,000+ different button designs. Our classes are held in a beautiful beamed room at the top of our medieval building in York and in the Yorkshire town of Ilkley in a converted Victorian double-fronted shop. They are taught by practicing designers and makers with considerable expertise in (and passion for) their respective crafts, and considerable teaching experience.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
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32 Coppergate, , York, York, YO1 9NR