Felted pebbles with Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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Description

If you are planning on making the pebbles on a specific day please remember I need to post the kit to you. If you are purchasing more than one kit to the same address please contact me first so I can change the postage accordingly. Felted wool pebbles make for beautiful natural decor around your home. Be inspired by Jim Ede's pebble displays at Kettles Yard and land artists Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. Display your pebbles in a bowl or thread them onto a linen string to create a window/wall hanging for your bathroom. Or make a tactile paperweight by felting an actual stone. Felt a few more to create a stack of stones - focussing on a single task can help concentrate the mind from the noise of the everyday. It can be extremely relaxing whilst developing a sense of patience - finding the centre point of gravity can prove tricky and requires a slow steady hand! This kit provides you with the sufficient wool tops, wool batts, acrylic filling to create at least 5 natural coloured stones between 4-10cm in diameter or up to 10 tiny pebbles. It also includes a chunk of olive oil soap, a needle felting needle and a length of linen yarn. You will also be provided with a link to a video tutorial on my website showing you how to create the pebbles/stones. Depending on the speed you work at it should take you around an hour and a half to make your initial pebbles.

What's included in the price?

- wool tops* - wool batts - acrylic filler - small selection of embellishing fibres - piece of bubble wrap approximately A4 size (If you have any standard bubble sized wrap from packaging you can use this. Please let me know) - chunk of olive oil soap - needle felting needle - length of linen yarn - link to step by step video tutorial * please let me know if you would like to make brightly coloured pebbles

What you will need

- old nylon pop sock or tights - access to a bowl of hot water/washing up liquid - kitchen scales if you want to follow my video precisely! - sharp scissors (if you don't have embroidery scissors a good stand in are nail scissors.

Duration

2 hours

Maker


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.

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Intermediate level
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